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Sunday, May 28, 2023

Steve Wozniak and design

Steve Wozniak (1950-now) is an American inventor best known for co-founding Apple. Wikipedia says,


"In 1975, Wozniak started developing the Apple I into the computer that launched Apple when he and Jobs first began marketing it the following year. He primarily designed the Apple II, introduced in 1977, known as one of the first highly successful mass-produced microcomputers..." (Wikipedia: Steve Wozniak, 5.25.23 UTC 21:39)


The rest of this post is some quotes from Wozniak.




"I went - I had designed - in high school designed hundreds and hundreds of computers over and over and over, so I developed these skills without ever thinking I'd do it in life as a job." (A Chat with Computing Pioneer Steve Wozniak, National Public Radio, 2006)


"You have to seek the simplest implementation of a problem solution in order to know when you've reached your limit in that regard. Then it's easy to make tradeoffs, to back off a little, for performance reasons. You can simplify yet still find other incredible ways to simplify further." (


"I don't believe anything really revolutionary has ever been invented by committee... I'm going to give you some advice that might be hard to take. That advice is: Work alone... Not on a committee. Not on a team." (


"The best things that capture your imagination are the ones you hadn't thought of before and that aren't talked about in the news all the time." (