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Woz Is First In Line For iPhone 4S 287

Posted by samzenpus
from the free-phone-for-the-woz dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is already camped out in front of an Apple store for the new iPhone 4S. From the article: 'Woz and his trusty Segway showed up at his local Apple store in Los Gatos Thursday and said he will stay there overnight. He added he already has two phones coming to his house, but doesn't mind hanging out for one more for his wife.'"
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Woz Is First In Line For iPhone 4S

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  • Re:Camping out? (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 13, 2011 @09:33PM (#37709634)

    I can imagine Woz cutting in line [google.com] and yes some people have complained about it.

    If it were me, I'd let him cut, but only in exchange for an autograph :)

  • Re:True geek (Score:2, Informative)

    by larry bagina (561269) on Thursday October 13, 2011 @09:33PM (#37709642) Journal
    The only difference between the 6502 and 6510 is i/o ports (which means DMA access to memory locations 0000 and 0001, as far as I understand it).
  • by bill_mcgonigle (4333) * on Friday October 14, 2011 @12:19AM (#37710558) Homepage Journal

    Why would a billionaire stand in line all night long to get a cellphone that his company sells?

    I know this will sound crazy, but "he enjoys other human beings?" I know, the only reasonable thing for a wealthy man to do is sit home and count his money, but for some reason Woz goes out and interacts with other Apple aficionados.

    The last time this story ran, he was helping a woman figure out what was wrong with her Macbook. Afterwards people said to her, "do you know who that was?" Any reasonable rich guy would have told her to pound sand or at least talk to the Genius Bar (despite both of those words being misleading).

    Woz - man of mystery.

  • Woz's Tick. (Score:5, Informative)

    by 0100010001010011 (652467) on Friday October 14, 2011 @02:14AM (#37710992)

    Stuff like this is what makes Woz tick. He's a bit of an extroverted geek that loves to play. Read up on some of the stories on the original Apple and Apple II. The stuff the man did with chips and coding was nothing short of genius.

    He went out into the iPad lines and did magic tricks [gizmodo.com]. Why? Because he could.

    Steve Jobs was driven by perfection of design. Features would not be implemented 95%, it had to be perfect. Woz is driven by fun. He loves practical jokes, he loves being creative. I can't describe him other than he is just Woz.

    What he does with his life is my envy and should probably be the envy of almost every slashdotter out there. Imagine if you had enough money to just camp out before Debian/Ubuntu/Fedora/Apache/[Random FOSS Project]/Microsoft/Apple made a new release. Or could just.... do what ever the hell you wanted. He could sit at home, in his mansion and own everything Apple ever released but he doesn't.

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