Steve Wozniak

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Steve Wozniak, affectionately nicknamed “the Woz” by fans, is a computing pioneer who was active in the late 20th century in providing major innovations to the field of personal computing. Wozniak is credited with developing the Apple I computer, as well as other breakthroughs in the personal computing and video game industries.

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Much of Wozniak’s legacy involves another IT pioneer, Steve Jobs. Although Jobs and Wozniak collaborated on many technologies, history attributes the build of the Apple I entirely to Wozniak. The facts behind the lengthy relationship of Wozniak and Jobs during Apple’s ascendance has led many to characterize Jobs as the “marketer” and Wozniak as the primary engineer or designer of many of the items that helped to make Apple a household name. Since his Apple career, Wozniak has been active in working with IT groups, giving lectures and otherwise educating the public on information technology.

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Margaret Rouse
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Margaret is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical business audience. Over the past twenty years, her IT definitions have been published by Que in an encyclopedia of technology terms and cited in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine, and Discovery Magazine. She joined Techopedia in 2011. Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages.