Why isn't the tech world supporting the Woz?
In his latest bulletin, Apple co-founder and dancing competitor Steve Wozniak reveals he's practicing with intensity and avoiding the Segway to protect his injured ankle. But his Facebook support group still only numbers barely 2,000.
It might just be another weekend for you, but it is another 48 hours toward the quickstep of his life for Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
Those who have become intimately entwined (and there's not enough of you--more on that in a short while) with the Woz's quixotic quest for glory on "Dancing with the Stars" will know that he has experienced a week sent by Satan.
The judges on the show. Then he discovered that his foot had .
Still, you will be delighted to hear that the Woz may have bent a little, but he is not broken. In the latest missive published on his Facebook Support Group page, the Woz reveals that there has been sweating (a lot of sweating, if last week's show is anything to go by) but no Segwaying.
The Woz said: "I'm avoiding Segways somewhat." Which may be good for both his foot and his image. More importantly, he is rehearsing his quickstep beyond the drying ability of any antiperspirant.
"Basically, my foot is getting better each day. I didn't need a single stop to ice the foot the last 2 days and I only stop practice to dry off and rest my body," he wrote. The pain is on the inside of the foot, rather than the bottom, which is, apparently, extremely good news.
It seems the Woz has become wirelessly connected to his artistic side: "My attitude is changing. I'm trying less to look at my steps from inside me, and more from how I look to someone on the outside. It's a major shift in how I visualize what I'm doing. It helps me smile at the audience more."
He is also hobnobbing with the stars. Denise Richards (whose did a fine interpretation of a prey-less praying mantis last week) has become a friend. He's even had dinner with Melissa SomethingOrOther, the former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader who was dumped by the Bachelor. (Yes, "Dancing with the Stars" is her third reality show.)
Finally, the Woz reveals that he will be walking his professional partner, Karina Smirnoff, down the aisle at her forthcoming wedding to Denise Richards' professional partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
Now here's the thing. With all of this wild excitement, with all of this journeying into vast unchartered and uncha-cha'd territory, how is it that the tech world seems not be participating in the Woz's journey? His Facebook Support Group numbers barely 2,000.
This compares rather unfavorably with, for example, the Nameless Group against All Offensive Groups--which numbers 74,165. Or even Melissa SomethingOrOther's No. 1 Official Fan Club, which enjoys 3,560 devotees.
It is also but a speck in the firmament compared to the 1,428,142 who have committed themselves to "I Don't Care How Comfortable Crocs Are, You Look Like A Dumbass."
How is it that the tech world is so singularly failing to socially network with the Woz's blood, sweat and, um, sweat? His second appearance will air on Monday night. Voting occurs immediately after the show. The Woz is counting on you to be there for him.
This is the time for you to take quick steps toward proving that there is nothing in the world as vital as tech support.