Steve Wozniak to be Keynote Speaker at SolidWorks World 2007

October 26, 2006 9 Comments »

Steve Wozniak will be the keynote speaker at SolidWorks World next year in New Orleans.  Wozniak co-founded Apple Computer with Steve Jobs back in 1975.  He designed the Apple I & Apple II computers which were very popular back in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Wikipedia has a very interesting bio on Steve Wozniak who is also known as “The Woz”.  It has been a few years, but I remember his character in the made for TV movie “Pirates of Silicon Valley”.  The Woz was by far my favorite character of the movie and I remember checking out his website right after watching the movie.  I’ll be looking forward to hearing his speech next February.

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  • Hi Ricky-

    This is very interesting news to me, especially the “Apple” connection. We all know that SolidWorks won't run on native Apple computers unless the new Windows “Boot Camp” is installed on the new Intel based machines. I wonder what new information “may” be coming?

    Cheers,
    Devon T. Sowell
    http://www.3-ddesignsolutions.com

  • Hi Ricky-

    This is very interesting news to me, especially the “Apple” connection. We all know that SolidWorks won’t run on native Apple computers unless the new Windows “Boot Camp” is installed on the new Intel based machines. I wonder what new information “may” be coming?

    Cheers,
    Devon T. Sowell
    http://www.3-ddesignsolutions.com

  • Hi Devon,

    That is an interesting question. I guess only time will tell.

    I still see SolidWorks ties with Microsoft Corp. and the Windows OS itself as huge hurdles to making this come true. I'm not saying I wouldn't like to see it, but with them having to support x32 and x64 bit editions of SolidWorks already, it could be very hard to support a third “current” OS. (Although 32 bit could be gone in a few years…we'll see.)

    After looking at his website I get the impression that Mr. Wozniak does speaking engagements like this from time to time, so I'm not sure how much we can read into it. Nonetheless, I think it will be a very interesting speech.

    Best Regards,

    Ricky Jordan

  • Hi Devon,

    That is an interesting question. I guess only time will tell.

    I still see SolidWorks ties with Microsoft Corp. and the Windows OS itself as huge hurdles to making this come true. I’m not saying I wouldn’t like to see it, but with them having to support x32 and x64 bit editions of SolidWorks already, it could be very hard to support a third “current” OS. (Although 32 bit could be gone in a few years…we’ll see.)

    After looking at his website I get the impression that Mr. Wozniak does speaking engagements like this from time to time, so I’m not sure how much we can read into it. Nonetheless, I think it will be a very interesting speech.

    Best Regards,

    Ricky Jordan

  • Thanks for the comments, Ricky. I just find it interesting that a person connected directly with Apple would speak at a software conference whose software won't run on his product unless the users “jump thru some hoops.”

    Devon

  • Thanks for the comments, Ricky. I just find it interesting that a person connected directly with Apple would speak at a software conference whose software won’t run on his product unless the users “jump thru some hoops.”

    Devon

  • OK, here's my best guess. SolidWorks includes “Boot Camp” with SolidWorks. Now, the new Intel based Macs will run SolidWorks.

    Food for thought.

    Devon

  • OK, here’s my best guess. SolidWorks includes “Boot Camp” with SolidWorks. Now, the new Intel based Macs will run SolidWorks.

    Food for thought.

    Devon

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