The Great Woz Tells All

With his memoir due out soon, Apple inventor Steve Wozniak explains how luck and passion led to creating the breakthrough personal computer

As the inventor of the Apple I and Apple II, along with Apple's original software, Steve Wozniak is a living legend. Legendary, too, is his complicated relationship with Apple (AAPL) co-founder Steve Jobs, as well as the practical jokes that "Woz" played on colleagues in the headiest moments of the company's formative years. This fall, Wozniak will publish his memoir, I Woz: How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Along the Way, written with tech journalist Gina Smith (Norton). BusinessWeek associate editor Hardy Green interviewed Wozniak on May 20 at the book industry's annual extravaganza, BookExpo America, in Washington, D.C.

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