The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Woz's Advice to Engineers: Follow Your Heart

Woz's Advice to Engineers: Follow Your Heart

by , 5:15 PM EDT, August 21st, 2008

In at interview at the Intel Developer forum, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak urged future engineers to follow their heart. It isn't always about the money.

CNET posted tibits of wisdom from the man who was the mind behind the Apple I and Apple II.


Steve Wozniak (CNET)

"The rewards are in your head. The reward is invisible. It's what you like to do," said Mr. Wozniak. He described how he was lucky enough to live in a time when home computer designs could be done by one smart person. Other people who worked with him on the Apple II shared his passion.

The story has over a dozen tidbits of observations and wisdom accumulated during Mr. Wozniak's career. Amongst them, he was careful to point out that he never, never cut in line to buy an iPhone.

Also notable was the idea that brute force with a computer doesn't always work. "I learned something when I was young," he said. "The speed of the computer isn't enough. You need a good approach and good thinking."

Recent TMO Headlines - Updated February 25th

Fri, 10:17 PM
Stanford's 'Developing iOS 10 Apps with Swift' free on iTunes U
Fri, 8:20 PM
iPhone Screen Repairs By Third Parties Now Get Some Warranty Coverage
Fri, 7:56 PM
Amazon Goes with First Amendment to Protect Alexa Recordings
Fri, 6:28 PM
An App that Automatically Notifies People of Your Trip Progress
Fri, 5:51 PM
Apple and Silicon Valley Struggle to Navigate Trump's Waters
Fri, 5:43 PM
The Thinking Behind a Female Voice for Siri
Fri, 5:13 PM
Enjoy Outdoors Activities With These Top 5 iPhone Apps
Fri, 2:01 PM
Amazon's Echo First Amendment Rights Fight - TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-24
Fri, 10:01 AM
iTunes Remote App gets Two-Factor Authentication Support
Fri, 9:00 AM
Disk Drill PRO 3 for Mac for $34.99
Thu, 6:33 PM
7 Reasons For Apple to Discontinue the Mac Pro
Thu, 6:02 PM
Can WALTR 2 Really Be Your iTunes Replacement?
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!