Steve Wozniak Flash Memory Conference Keynote Address – David Schwaderer
Solid-state NAND-flash memory is transforming data processing in numerous ways. Good examples are video capture and digital video workflow impacts. This transformation has only begun and promises to affect the media industry in surprising ways for years. But, right now it’s presently a bit complicated. So, we’ll have a follow-up post on that subject in a couple of weeks. That said, the 2010 Flash Memory Summit (http://www.flashmemorysummit.com/) recently concluded in Silicon Valley’s City of Santa Clara. This annual technology event is the only industry conference dedicated solely to flash memory and its applications. On the conference’s last day, Steve Wozniak gave a special Keynote talk you may wish to watch. And, as you likely know, Steve Wozniak, a.k.a Woz, co-founded Apple Computer with Steve Jobs. What often proves interesting is that many videographers understandably believe they capture video content with cameras. In reality, they capture content with compact, portable computers that have input (sensors and microphones), output (tape or solid state memory controllers), and storage (solid state memory or tape) devices. Thus, we all owe much to pioneers such as Steve Wozniak for their pioneering computer design efforts during an era when integrated circuit potentials were only flickering glimmers. Indeed, these artists and craftsmen breathed life into digital possiblities. Steve had a mere 30 minutes for his conference keynote address. Thus, much of his normal 60-minute presentation never made it to the podium. However, the good news is that most of what he might have wanted to share is in his book titled “iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It”. Until you can snag and read a copy, you may enjoy watching his keynote address here on YouTube: Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u28TsOamNyo Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMnCgJs2zbY Part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zcSYh8uUws What you will likely conclude is that Steve is “the real deal”. Indeed, many people say Steve Wozniak is “the engineer’s engineer” - the real deal that eventually led to today’s Final Cut®. Having personally used it, I personally couldn’t agree more. Rock on Jimmy Dean, rock on.