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Apple co-founder to visit ASU for Q&A with students

April 19, 2011

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will visit ASU from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., April 20, for a casual conversation and Q&A with students. The event will take place in Murdoch 201 and is open to all ASU students.

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for the past three decades, Wozniak helped shape the computing industry with his design of Appleā€™s first line of products, the Apple I and II, and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak's Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics and a floppy disk drive.

The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry.

After leaving Apple in 1985, Wozniak was involved in various business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily on computer capabilities in schools and stressing hands-on learning and encouraging creativity for students. Wozniak currently serves as chief scientist for Fusion-io and is a published author with the 2006 release of his New York Times bestselling autobiography, "iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon."

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