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Very disappointing - an opportunity missed
on 24 February 2016
I was very disappointed by this book. The best thing about it was the title. I was really looking forward to hearing more about Woz as he is clearly a very clever man who made a terrific and inspired contribution to the personal computer. I knew little about him other than as "the other guy" in the Apple story and his "hacker" roots. Being of similar age, and having done my share of meddling with computers and programming in that period, I was keen to relive some of the old history. However, this book is hopelessly self-absorbed, poorly balanced, repetitive and egotistical. Where was the editor/coauthor? Asleep? I will refrain from being overly explicit in my review but it is rare indeed that I give up on a bio on someone so influential. It simply annoyed me. It does little to elucidate the relationship with Jobs but simply claims (over and over again) what a genius iWos.