The Culture of Tech Podcast – Episode 1: Steve Wozniak and Television

November 30th, 2017 by Benj Edwards

Steve Wozniak - The Culture of Tech Interview

Steve Wozniak is known for many things, but did you know that in addition to co-founding Apple, he also invented the universal remote control?* In this podcast interview, I dig into that story and more as we talk about Woz’s personal history with Television.

Since October, I’ve been working on a new podcast called The Culture of Tech. It’s an interview show where I talk about the intersection of culture and technology — and the past, present, and future of tech — while intertwining my own original music into the mix.

My first show is here. The guest is Steve Wozniak talking about Television. I thought it would be fun to pick a unifying topic and discuss it throughout his career.

In this case, Woz’s love and knowledge of television both allowed him to design Apple’s first two signature products (the Apple I and Apple II), but also to later create a company called CL9 that pioneered universal remote controls with the CORE remote.

Coming up on episode 2 will be Richard Garriott (of Ultima fame) talking about the Virtues.

I’m still working on logos, artwork, etc, and the official Culture of Tech website. I also set up an official Culture of Tech Twitter feed.

Hope you enjoy the show. Please let me know what you think — your feedback is essential. And if you like what you hear, please consider supporting my work on Patreon.

*Engineers at GE also invented a universal remote control around the same time, and Woz’s product, which was much more powerful, hit the market two years later.


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4 Responses to “The Culture of Tech Podcast – Episode 1: Steve Wozniak and Television”

  1. Rowan Lipkovits Says:

    “I’m still working on logos, artwork, etc” — if you have the stomach for the teletext aesthetic, you need to look up Steve “Horsenburger” Horsley.

  2. Geoff V. Says:

    Love it, really looking forward to the Garriott interview!

  3. TNLongFellow Says:

    Man I love listening to Woz. He is such an awesome person. His whole attitude of “Well, it’s not been done and there are no books about it, let’s do it!” is amazing and inspiring! Great job on the podcast Benj! Please keep up the work that you do, it’s so very important for the future so that people can see how technology has evolved and gotten to where it is now.

  4. Benj Edwards Says:

    Thanks, TN. That kind of feedback means a lot to me. I’m very glad you enjoy the podcast and the work that I have been doing.

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