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iiNet presents WOZ Live – The Apple Story

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iiNet is very proud to present WOZ Live – the Apple Story, a series of half day seminars taking place in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne this May.

In a world first, Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, will offer insight into the brand that has shaped our lives and changed the technology industry beyond recognition.

The Steve Wozniak story

In 1976, Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs joined forces to found Apple Computer Inc. for the launch of Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. The newly founded company followed this landmark event in 1977 with the launch of Apple II, boasting easy to use features such as colour graphics, a keyboard and floppy disk drive which set Apple apart from competitors and lay the foundations for Apple’s future success. Steve’s design work has earned him numerous accolades and awards, as well as sealing his place in Silicon Valley history.

Since leaving Apple in 1985, Steve has been known for his business and philanthropic ventures. Education is a cause dear to his heart and he has invested both time and resources to bring improved technology to the classroom to encourage hands-on learning and greater creativity.

He is currently a member of the board of directors for Jacent, a developer of cost-effective telephony solutions, and Danger Inc., the developer of an end-to-end wireless internet platform and is a proud world number one Tetris Champion.

Providing insight and inspiration

Steve’s presentation for Woz Live will reflect on the incredible legacy of CEO Steve Jobs and the work they accomplished together, reflecting on more than 30 years of Apple heritage which saw a change in the way in which people interact with one another through the devices we have come to rely on for business and personal use.

He will offer business leaders, entrepreneurs and technology industry experts an account of the business insights he and Steve Jobs learned as the company evolved from its humble beginnings in Steve Jobs’ garage in California back in 1976 to the world famous brand it has become.

A similar path to success

Of course, all the best brands start life in a garage, as evidenced by iiNet’s phenomenal journey from a start-up based out of CEO, Michael Malone’s garage in 1993 to our current position as Australia’s second largest ISP.

The similarities between Apple and iiNet don’t end with our origins. Apple has a reputation for disruptive innovation in a market dominated by slow-moving, dominant players. The same can be said of iiNet’s approach as we continue to deliver the best possible Internet experience, awesome customer service and our industry changing approach, as evidenced in our fight against online censorship and the the recent iiTrial victory.

While iiNet can’t claim to have Apple’s world dominance, we do have a few years to go. Apple is a good decade older than iiNet after all!

Ticketing information

iiNet have arranged a special deal for our customers at the reduced rate of $895 per person for the half-day seminar.

Please quote the following codes when booking:

May 11 – Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (quote 4F41) May 14 – Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre (quote R223) May 16 – Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (quote F728) Ticket numbers are limited.

20 comments

  1. Mal says:

    You might want to drop the Google Buzz sharing buttons on your blog.

  2. Ben B says:

    he was great in Codemonkeys.

  3. Dianne Barkas says:

    A bit rich isn’t it to charge $800 ‘at discount’ to listen to a billionaire speak…clearly this is not one of his philanthropic engagements.

  4. Diana says:

    I would love to go Steve Wozniak’s seminar, but at nearly $1,000 a ticket it is hardly philanthropic of him…..
    I have been a Mac user and love the product, but also have to say that since the change to Intel processors and Steve Job’s passing, it feels way more ‘Microsofty’ than before – no doubt to entice that market. I had a hotted up G5 that lasted 7 years without any problems and was self taught in many aspects of it. The logic board died a sudden death a month ago and I replaced it with an iMac – which although is has the best screen resolution in town, feels very different to what I knew – not as intuitive…. a real shame…..

  5. Desiree de Fluiter says:

    As per usual, only the major cities, I’d like to see this in Adelaide but we are WAAAYYY TOOOO SMALLL … figures …

  6. David says:

    Fantastic!! And then tell me he’s coming to Brisbane to open the latest and most beautiful Apple store in South East Qld in the MacArthur Chambers building where the American General MacArther ran the pacific war from – the dates line up – that’s why he’s not talking in Brisbane right?

    Nothing to do with iiNet’s Perth headquarters telling him Perth was Australia’s third city by any chance :) Ya cheeky little buggers tell him the truth ;)

  7. John Colwill says:

    I have been an Apple user all my computer life and an iinet subscriber since you took over Wantree. Until I read this, I felt comfortable knowing that iinet were interested in little people – like me. Please tell Mr Malone that the ‘reduced price ‘ offer is totally unreal and does no more than illustrate that a certain malaise of self importance and total disregard for the real people who actually make the company profitable, has taken hold. It’s sad that iinet should fall prey to the temptations of the big league and lose touch with its own power base.

  8. ozcan says:

    Wow… The Woz! Excuse me while I genuflect. Pity about the fee… . (Flees the scene to confer with bank manager… . :)

  9. Theresa Jackson says:

    The price for this event is outrageous !! How can you justify the cost for even the half-day seminar…..??? Where is the humanity ? Where is the money going to used for ? Not even special rates for long time iiNet users ?

  10. Deva Rajeev says:

    Reduced rate of $895 for a half day seminar! Give me a break!

  11. Gobsmacked says:

    $895 to hear someone talk!?!?! Are they serious!!!I realise Steve has done many brilliant things for Mac users as well as everone else but that’s incredible!!! Hoping its a typo!

  12. Gobsmacked says:

    Whoops… have a few typos of my own!

  13. christine goodwin says:

    I bet they are Chihuahua’s…………….
    I love them too :)

  14. tina dessmann says:

    i would love to see him speak at the melbourne session on may 16th. – cheers….

  15. Edward says:

    I rarely comment on things but this time I have to vent. For $895 do I get to meet iWoz personally in Perth (a one on one photo would be nice to show my wife, mates and school principal)? I met Andy Thomas (the astronaut) last year for free. Andy told me about his experiences as a student which I have used to improve my teaching. I have read Woz’s autobiography from cover to cover several times this year. I’m more interested in iWoz as a teacher rather than a business man. IWoz has given me the courage to teach electronics and computer programming to secondary students despite working in a system that is only interested in dumbing down our students here in Western Australia.
    Is there a teachers price? Come on iinet.

  16. Adam O'grady says:

    For those unable to attend, a recording of the Melbourne WOZ Live will be available on the iiNet Freezone after the event.

    Regards,
    Adam

  17. Steve says:

    The price of tickets for individuals is absurd even considering the $200 discount provided with the iinet affiliation. That places it out of reach for me at the moment.

    I would love to attend though, it would be a thought provoking seminar from a world class mentor.

  18. Kye Russell says:

    John I honestly think you need to take a step back and think before you start getting all e-warrior angry in a blog’s comment section because you just look ridiculous. Do you really think that iiNet sets the price? Do you really think that they really have that much bargaining power seeing as they aren’t processing the bookings and seemingly merely sponsoring the event? Sure, the price is a lot, but it’s Steve Wozniak after-all and I see it as a once-in-a-lifetime-event that might be worth the price tag.

    I swear that Australia is turning into America with all the CEO hate, it’s like you can’t start a company without being hated on by some over-righteous John Doe having a go at them, way to stimulate the economy guys.

  19. Rob Tuffield says:

    You DID SAY $8.95 didn’t YOU !

    Cause I would not pay $895 to hear Jesus himself
    talk for half a Day.

    GET REAL !!!!!

  20. Peter says:

    Amidst all the entitlement, wailing and gnashing of teeth, did anyone actually read the article?

    “He will offer business leaders, entrepreneurs and technology industry experts an account of the business insights he and Steve Jobs learned…”

    Of COURSE this isn’t one of his meet and greet philanthropic engagements, it’s an educational seminar geared towards business leaders and entrepreneurs (who will likely deduct the fee as a training expense).

    Do you really think that you would be able to fly a co-founder of Apple half way around the world to share their business experience to a limited size audience, have them in country for a week, and be able to charge $30 per ticket? In the words of Rob – get real.

    If you don’t feel like it is good value then simply watch the free recording of the event on freezone.

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