Apple I Replica Creation -- About
Tom Owad is owner of Schnitz Technology, an IT consultancy providing Mac OS X and Linux support in south-central Pennsylvania. He serves on the board of directors of the Apple I Owners Club, where he is also Webmaster and archivist. Owad is the owner and Webmaster of Applefritter, an Apple-centric community of artists and engineers. Applefritter provides its members with discussion boards for the exchange of ideas and hosts countless member-contributed hardware hacks and other projects. He holds a BA in computer science and international affairs from Lafayette College, PA.
Steve Wozniak, a Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for the past three decades, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Wheels of Zeus (wOz), helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple's first line of products (the Apple I and II) and influenced the popular design of the Macintosh. For his achievements at Apple Computer, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed upon America's leading innovators.
In 2000 Wozniak was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment for "single-handedly designing the first personal computer, and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers."
Making significant investments of both his time and resources in education, Wozniak "adopted" the Los Gatos School District, providing students and teachers with hands-on teaching and donations of state-of-the-art technology equipment. He was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet, and Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose.
John Greco is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Lafayette College, where he has taught digital circuit and system design for over 30 years. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the City University of New York. In addition, Greco has taught at the University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia. He has worked for GTE-Sylvania and has performed consulting work for the former Bell Laboratories and Moore Products.
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