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Wozniak: I taught myself to design computer chipsApple co-founder Steve Wozniak discusses the importance of computer magazines and how he taught himself to design chips.
Wow, I wonder if I can teach myself how to design these things. There were no books, nothing on computers. So what I did was I found a way to get the manuals for all the Minicomputers when there were no stores that sold such things. What I would do is go to Stanford Linear Accelerator Center on Sundays with a friend and we drive in to think that nobody's there. And the smart, smart people that worked there, they always leave the doors unlocked. So we always get into the main building that had a library, and I go to the library and read Mac computer magazines you could never find in normal magazine stores and have a little card you could fill out and order the manuals for almost all the Minicomputers you see here. I've order the manuals.