Ever wanted to meet the Woz? I DO! Change the world? Eh, not so much. But now you can do both. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is attending the upcoming IdeaFestivalbeing sponsored by Best Buy's Geek Squad. It's an annual gathering of idea people--not Madison Avenue idea people, you know, the guys who brainstorm about putting monkeys in commercials--but people with ideas for changing the world! Through technology!
This year, you, dear readers, and any other geeks out there, are being challenged to come up with the best ideas for "fostering social, economic and environmental sustainability through technology." Stuff like e-waste ideas, cutting energy costs. The contest is being called "What's Your Big Idea?" (I smell a Donny Deutsch spinoff), and winners will be announced at the festival September 13-15. And where is this massive tech/idea/geek festival being held? San Francisco? No. LA? No. Vegas? Nope. The IdeaFestival will gather in Louisville. Ah, Kentucky in August. Well, that's why they're geeks. I, for one, hope to do bourbon shots with them.
FAKE STEVE BITES REAL STEVE
Too bad Steve Wozniak doesn't have his own fake blog, like Steve Jobs does. In fact, www.fakesteve.blogspot.com today has Apple's CEO "really, really" wishing he could tell us what tomorrow's earnings will be. Meantime, fakesteve verbally bit real Steve (Wozniak) recently:fakesteve.blogspot.com/search/label/Woz.