Steve Wozniak at the Children's Discovery Museum

February 17th, 2011 10:09 AM
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Steve Wozniak is admirable not just for his inventions or even his stature as a geek role model, but also for his philanthropy. Consistent with his childhood dream to be a fifth-grade teacher, a dream he realized for eight years after leaving Apple, he also founded the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose — hence its location on Woz Way.

Furthering the cause of creativity and childhood education, on February 1, Woz sat down with CBS journalist Dana King at the Bay Area Discovery Museum to talk about his life, education, and accomplishments. The audio is marred by the sounds of the lunching audience, but it's worth tolerating for the opportunity to hear Woz speak.

The full interview is 1:05:15 long. Here's an excerpt from 32:01 into the video, where Woz describes how he introduced color to the Apple II:

One of my favorite questions to Woz was, "What's it like in your head?" His rather humble reply should surprise nobody. He also makes an observation that will resonate with Apple II users: "I'm glad I had a part in this: Computers are not just the work tools, but they're fun."

The full video is available at Fora.TV or after the break.

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