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2006-10-17

The Wizard of Woz

A few days ago I listened to (from a podcast) an episode of NPR's OnPoint titled "The Wizard of Woz", where the host Tom Ashbrook chatted with Steve Wozniak. He was the founder of Apple Computer and the technical "brain" behind Apple II. Great show.

Many, many years ago I had an Apple II+, and in some ways I "cut my teeth" programming the little beast. I even wrote a somewhat advanced Lisp interpreter, and subsequently got a couple of conference papers out of that work (see, for example, this).

Anyway, Woz is my hero, in the truest sense of the term. I also still miss the Apple II...

Posted by ora at 13:48