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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

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6 Comments

  1. David Manners
    July 19, 2011 23:35

    Thanks, [Anonymous] that’s gratifying.

  2. Anonymous
    July 19, 2011 17:05

    What about the Alan Turing Way in Manchester?

  3. David Manners
    July 18, 2011 21:41

    Yes Rob, Bowers Ave was the address of Intel’s first owned building (prevous building was leased) and Ann Bowers was Intel’s HR manager and became Bob Noyce’s second wife

  4. Rob
    July 18, 2011 20:55

    You are right David, having read ‘Inside Intel’ several years ago, there was in chapter 7 [yellow snow] a story about Bowers Avenue and Ann Bowers, HRM @ Intel.
    Not quite the same indeed.

  5. David Manners
    July 17, 2011 20:19

    I gather from the Santa Clara City web-site, Rob, that Mr Bowers was a local pear and prune orchard owner who patented a method of preserving French prunes. Not quite sure if this qualifies him to be designated a techie.

  6. Rob
    July 16, 2011 21:02

    What about Bowers Avenue in Santa Clara?

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