Legendary Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak hit the pinnacle of his fame Monday with a much anticipated appearance on Dancing with the Stars. The show pairs various celebrities (and tech execs, apparently) with a professional ball room dancers and a choreographer, and then has them dance for a panel of judges.
The Woz's appearance was aired Monday night, when the judges gave him a 13 out of a possible 30 total points after he danced to Bachman Turner Overdrive's "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet." The judges were politely rude to The Woz, the man who single-handedly designed the Apple I and Apple II, and the audience clearly loved him (for what that's worth), booing the judge's low scores of 5, 4, and 4.
The Host, Tom Bergeron, also managed to get some tech support while waiting for the judge's results. He asked, "If Safari freezes, should I force quit it or just give it a second?" Mr. Wozniak's reply: "Reinstall it."
Mr. Wozniak's professional dancing partner called The Woz "the nicest man alive." She added that he gave "100% in every rehearsal," and that she was very proud of him.
For his part, Mr. Wozniak said that, "this is the most incredibly fun thing I've ever done," and off camera said that ballroom dancing was much harder than designing computers.
For those who haven't yet seen it, the video has been posted to YouTube.
Steve Wozniak on Dancing with the Stars