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Woz comes out for Bernie Sanders

Technically Incorrect: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak tweets his dislike of both Republicans and Democrats and his support for the self-described socialist.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


Steve Wozniak expresses support for Bernie Sanders.

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The glorious thing about the current presidential campaign is that no candidate currently looks even vaguely presidential.

This means that we seek something different, something that doesn't feel as if it's part of the entrenched, ossified system.

Some reach out their hand toward reality star and plain-speaking, occasionally woman-insulting businessperson Donald Trump.

Not Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. He seems moved by the independent senator from Vermont who's vying for the Democratic nomination: Bernie Sanders.

On Monday night Woz turned to Twitter and offered: "Down on Republicans and Democrats, #Bernie2016 #FeelTheBern."

Perhaps the two enjoy a spiritual kinship.

Sanders has described himself as a "socialist" -- or, as he once defined it, "democracy with a small 'd.'" Woz is known to have given early Apple employees shares, so that they could partake of any potential bounty.

In his time, Woz has also presented his strong feelings in support of Edward Snowden, as well as his guilty feelings about NSA surveillance. Sanders has supported rolling back some of the NSA's surveillance powers.

Woz has declared that moneymaking was never his goal and offered strong views about how education should be improved and better funded. He's declared that one of his goals was to devote his talents to the benefit of "all the people who believed in the social revolution."

These seem like words Sanders would readily embrace.

It's not known whether Woz would be willing to campaign for Sanders, something that might be very useful in garnering support from the tech world.

Perhaps there's a certain idealism in both Woz and Sanders. The only problem with most of humanity is that idealism is something to which we allow full voice only when we're tipsy or students.

The rest of the time we make grim, calculating decisions. These, in politics, often come down to what we think is the least-worst option.

And even then we're sometimes very wrong.