Steve Wozniak on Color Computing

When Apple released the Apple II at the West Coast Computer Faire in 1977, it was a big deal with its color display. Since I love poking around and watching the thought leader videos curated there, I was pleased to see this snippet of a Steve Wozniak (Woz) interview (you can watch the entire hour+ program here) about the spark of genius. The cool thing? As you listen and watch Woz describe how he came up with the idea to deliver color computing for a radically reduced price, it is the quintessential description of problem solving and creative solutions to problems.

This was recorded at the Bay Area Discovery Museum on February 1, 2010 and they describe it this way:

Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder and philanthropist in conversation at the Discovery Forum 2010 with Emmy-award winning journalist Dana King from CBS 5 Eyewitness News.

Renowned technology pioneer Steve Wozniak speaks to the importance of hands-on learning and encouraging creativity, and how the Bay Area Discovery Museum is a critical resource for preparing children for the challenges of the 21st century.

The Discovery Forum serves to increase awareness about the importance of childhood creativity, and raises support for the Museum’s educational exhibitions and programs.

Watch this couple of minute segment (yes, there are ads first) and you’ll see what I mean about creative problem solving:


  1. David Erickson on February 21, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Interesting posts from Minnesota communications bloggers for the week ending 2/21/10. Culled from the Minnesota Social Media Bloggers FriendFeed room.
    Jon Gordon reports on a study of most shared news stories, then reports on a geographic analysis of Facebook users, and then asks what the Kevin Smith incident says about the state of PR [MP3s]
    Jason Douglas lists five questions to ask for PPC campaigns
    Mykl Roventine posts a video of the results of his 365 photo project
    Arik Hanson offers three tips for Help A PR Pro Out video submissions and then posts some openings
    Robert Stanke says blog contents & prizes are for lazy bloggers
    Lee Odden gives three solid reasons we should know SEO
    Steve Borsch posts a video of Steve Wozniak talking about color computing, then talks about the history of the future, and reports on Comcast’s bandwidth monitoring
    Scott Hjulberg talks about YouTube as an extension of TV ads
    David Brauer proposes a news site for everything but the top story and covers the citizen journalists who reported on the southwest Minneapolis fire
    Elizabeth Saloka gives some content development tips
    Paul DeBettignies posts some Networking 101 tips in 140 characters
    Iconoculture’s (client) Anna Otieno talks Twitter as an entertainment channel
    Natalie Wires posts Twitter for Dummies, part 2
    Jorg files a book report on some books about advertising
    Marketing Edge Podcast: Does Your Company Need A Social Media Policy? [MP3]
    Tom Pick provides some AdWords tips & tactics
    Kristin Gast says Facebook can’t count
    Ken Kadet talks industry standards
    Phil Wilson reviews Curation Station
    Andy Giefer thinks social media could help the Vikings’ stadium push
    Reconfigure your RSS Readers: Jason Rusha’s DeBlog is DeMoving
    Ed Kohler’s got the charts on the Kevin Smith Is Too Fat To Fly story
    Colleen McGuire guests posts on Social Media For Healthcare
    Aaron Weiche posts an interesting case of using WiFi networks for restaurant marketing
    The Minnov8 Podcast: Is Google Buzz A Taser Or Cupid’s Arrow? [MP3]
    The Minnov8 Podcast: Falling Through The Cloud? [MP3]
    I posted a recap of the Minnesota Politics & Social Media SMBMSP, listed my impressions of Google Buzz, posted a video about television news cliches, ranted about Optimization, posted a Wordcloud of Governor Pawlenty’s State of the State address and a video about The Future Journalist

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