Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
The Techie Who Had A Street Named After Him
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak did a lot for the Silicon Valley City of San Jose. He founded The Tech – a museum of technology, he founded the Children’s Discovery Museum, the Ballet of Silicon Valley and the Centre for the Performing Arts – all in San Jose.
And San Jose did something for Wozniak.
“In 1988 San Jose’s mayor, Tom McEnery, called me to say they were going to name a street after me,” Wozniak recalls in his book iWoz, “the name of the street is Woz Way. And it’s one of the proudest things in my life – to have a street named after me! Not a dumb name, but a cool name.”Tags: Apple, co founder, discovery museum, silicon valley, silicon valley city