Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Old buddies reunite in hopes of taking tech world by storm ... again

Steve Wozniak poses with an Apple I motherboard in an undated file photo. Wozniak, who designed and built the first Apple computers, tells his story in his book, iWoz, which is published this week. (Wikipedia/Reuters)

From Yahoo:
Gil Amelio, Ellen Hancock and Steve Wozniak are taking over a chipmaking company together. This is sort of the computing equivalent of Alice Cooper, Grace Slick and Smokey Robinson announcing they have formed a new band. Legends, yes. The outcome, less certain.

Each is a likable tech player who had tremendous success in decades past, followed by high-profile failures. Amelio got chased out of Apple, setting the stage for Jobs' return. Wozniak, who just published his autobiography, shut down his latest start-up, Wheels of Zeus, in March. Hancock is on a bunch of boards but hasn't had a management success since Exodus cratered.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thought you might be interested in hearing about my debut documentary on Silicon Valley, called In Search of the Valley. It features Woz and many other Apple / Silicon Valley legends.

- Steve