Spentthe day going to Waterloo to attend a Communitech breakfast event whereSteve Wozniak of Apple fame discussed his latest venture, Fusion i-o,and recalled some of his glory days. Watch for the full story and videotomorrow on IT World Canada, and in the meantime here are the editedhighlights I captured for the @ComputerWorldCa feed.

And yes, I did ask him about “Dancing With The Stars.” You’re going to love to hear this.

-SS

Woz: Wanted to be associated with change and the future of tech – so joined fusion i-o. #communitech
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Woz: Started programming TVs in college. Added to enjoyment of electronics. #communitech
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Woz: We’re bringing something better to the world. We have noble ideas. Make people smile more and frown less. #communitech
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Woz: Tech gives a feeling of power — “I can do the work of ten servers with one server.” #communitech
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Woz: A good product thinks like a human (handwriting on a Newton.) Now we settle for what we have. #communitech
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Woz: Great products like art — you know it when you see it. Sense of openness. #communitech
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Woz: At HP, calculators had to enter two numbers and then say plus — understood by compscis. #communitech
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Woz: TI calculator uses parentheses — worked more like a human. Could type in left to right. #communitech
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Woz: Apple III was a flop. Thought they would have a more business-like machine. Forced staff to use them. #communitech
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Woz: Everything boils down to a user interface. Very simple, not more chips or power. Less stuff in it. #communitech
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Woz: Canada weird to us. We don’t think of you as a country code, we think of you as an area code. #communitech
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Woz: I didn’t know if the iPod was going to be the big thing. Took half a day of using it — that was it. #communitech
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Woz: Apple’s success came from putting a lot of work into making things obvious to the user. #communitech
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Woz: used the word “desktop” to make people comfortable with what they knew. Then the market became networking. #communitech
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Woz: After being a network admin, realized how little respect they get. #communitech
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Woz: Jobs saw the opp for computers, but HP turned down the iidea five times. “HP would have gotten it wrong.” #communitech
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Woz: Took as a good sign that Apple was too busy to work on his floppy drive idea. #communitech
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Woz: When you’re an engineer who’s an artist, you want that beauty, even if no one will see it. #communitech
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Woz: Fusion i-o drives are built with brains, rather than brute force. #communitech
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