updated 02:00 pm EDT, Fri June 8, 2001
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, was awarded a Visionary Award by The Software Development Forum (SDForum) at the Fourth Annual Visionary Award Celebration on June 7. The event recognizes industry leaders who not only helped to create the high technology industry but also used their talents to enhance their communities.
Revered for his technical wizardry, his low-key style, and his zeal for challenging convention, "Woz" now focuses on community support. He helped fund the Tech Museum and the Children's Discovery Museum, and he spends countless hours showing schoolchildren how to use computers and think creatively. He has donated computers, servers and Internet access in Silicon Valley and the USSR, and he generously supports the arts and humanities. Although Steve and Apple parted years ago, he still evangelizes and owns stock in the company.