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Machine That Changed The World, The; Interview with Steve Wozniak, 1992

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01/01/1992

Full-length interview with Steve Wozniak. Portions of this interview were featured in episodes from the WGBH/BBC Series, The Machine That Changed The World. The Machine That Changed The World was a five part series chronicling the personalities and events of the computer revolution. The program traced the history of development of computer to the modern personal computer, to future developments on the horizon. There was a focus on the history of computers from 19th century to PC, present day applications, and future developments. In this interview, Steve Wozniak talks about what excited him to be creating early personal home computers. Wozniak describes how computers were changing in the 1970's, "no longer people's master but a servant to the user." He also talks about meeting Steve Jobs in 1970, the early days of the Homebrew Computer Club and developing the first Apple home computers. "Once we had our own computer we had computing free forever, just the cost of electricity." Wozniak also goes into detail about PC '76 in Atlantic City and how pivotal it was in the early days of Apple. Select metadata for this record was submitted by John Campopiano.


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Machine That Changed The World, The
Title

Interview with Steve Wozniak, 1992

Series Description

Five part series chronicling the personalities and events of the computer revolution. Program traces the history of development of computer to the modern personal computer, to future developments on the horizon. Focus on history of computers from 19th century to PC, present day applications, and future developments. Featured participants include J. Presper Eckert; Thomas Watson, Jr; Steve Wozniak; Steve Jobs; William H. Gates; Marvin Minsky; Mitchell Kapor. Narrated by Will Lyman.

101: Giant Brains; 102: Inventing the Future; 103: The Paperback Computer; 104: The Thinking Machine; 105: The World at Your Fingertips. Series release date: 1992

Duration

01:43:49

Asset Type

Raw video

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Microprocessors--United States--History
Interactive computing
Apple computer--History
Computer software--Development--United States
Computer software developers--United States
Wozniak, Steve, 1950-
Apple computer
Information Technology
Personal Computers
Information Technology
Computer software--Development--History
Macintosh
Genres
Documentary
Topics
Technology
Contributors
Wozniak, Steve, 1950- (Interviewee)
Publication Information
A WGBH Boston/BBC TV co-production in association with NDR Hamburg
Citation
Chicago: “Machine That Changed The World, The; Interview with Steve Wozniak, 1992,” 01/01/1992, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7CCEDE8F8CE246889EBAAB8BCB225EB5.
MLA: “Machine That Changed The World, The; Interview with Steve Wozniak, 1992.” 01/01/1992. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7CCEDE8F8CE246889EBAAB8BCB225EB5>.
APA: Machine That Changed The World, The; Interview with Steve Wozniak, 1992. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7CCEDE8F8CE246889EBAAB8BCB225EB5
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