Monday, February 09, 2009

Steve Wozniak to be on ABC's Dancing With The Stars

The Mac web is buzzing with the news that Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder, is going to be on the next season of Dancing With The Stars airing March 9, 2009.

This is a genius move by the producers/promoters of the show because they knew that capitalizing on the Mac blogosphere would get viewers to the show that never EVER would watch normally.

Dancing With Stars website

Personally, I can't stand Wozniak. It goes without saying that his vision of Apple was much different than Steve Jobs and it's clear to me that the dynamic of disagreement that went on between the two of them - ultimately built the animosity at Apple that led the board to fire Jobs in 1985. He often acts like a dope - not the "total nerd" that many people on the internet. seem to admire him for - still I hope he wins.

Also ... my photoshop does wonders for his body - he has to be close to 300 pounds.


I am a lover of children's literature said...

In this case, I'm not sure I want to watch? He's a nice guy and all, but somehow he doesn't strike me as the guy I want to see in a dancing competition.

It could be worse: He could be performing a ballet dance in those disgusting tights! Woz in tights aint' the kind of sight I want to see anytime soon!

Anonymous said...

I've been reading his autobiography "iWoz" and he is a very interesting character. His staying out of the limelight has hidden his genius and talent and sense of humor from most of us, but I find his manner and sense of humor unique and interesting. He is also a very giving and generous person who has spent the great majority of his life doing what essentially constitutes public service.

I would watch Dancing with the Stars to see him but I wouldn't watch it to see anyone else, so someone at the network is very smart.