This Day in History: August 11

Today: October 20, 2017
Apple Inventor Wozniak Born
Apple I computer designed by Wozniak on display at The Computer Museum History Center

August 11, 1950

Apple Inventor Wozniak Born

Wozniak and Jobs entered into business after Wozniak designed a single-board personal computer known as the Apple I. In 1976, with specifications in hand and an order for 100 machines at $500 each from the Byte Shop, he and Jobs began assembling computers in the basement of Steve Jobs' parents' garage.

While still studying at the University of California-Berkeley in 1972, Wozniak had shown his electronics skill as well as his sense of humor in building his blue box, a tone generator used to make free phone calls, which he sold in dormitories.