Steve Wozniak: a Satisfied True Reader
(Updated! See below.)
Date: 18 Aug 99 11:07:03 -0700
Weekly Weird News
Steve Wozniak is the co-founder, with Steve Jobs, of Apple Computer Corp. He was the design genius behind the Apple I and the Apple II, while Jobs concentrated on business development and marketing. He has been a Premium subscriber since 1998, and in 1999 bought Premium subscriptions for dozens of his friends.
It took a few years, but Woz was finally featured in True -- in the 1 August 2004 issue:
Law enforcement officials need to learn to differentiate between criminal hackers who cause damage to computer systems and benign hackers just trying to learn how things work, says industry pioneer Steve Wozniak. Addressing a conference of presumably the latter type of hackers in New York, Wozniak described how he learned to hack the long distance telephone network from another early hacker, John "Captain Crunch" Draper, named for using a whistle packed in Cap'n Crunch cereal in the early 1970s to control the phone network. As a teenage prank, Wozniak, now 53, says he used the techniques Draper taught him to call the pope. (New York Times) ...In response to his questions the pope replied yes, a pope could be Polish and no, never in the woods.
And yes, Woz is still a Premium subscriber -- as is his long-time friend John "Captain Crunch" Draper.