Born a banker's son in Montevideo, Uruguay, Alejandro Zaffaroni
studied medicine in his home country and then earned a doctorate
in biochemistry at the University of Rochester, New York.
In 1939, with only $538, Stanford University cronies Bill Hewlett
and David Packard founded the company that bears their name, and
is an international powerhouse that produces vital technology components
At the Homebrew Computer Club, he passed out copies of his original
designs. With Steve Jobs, he began working on a commerical model
and in 1977, the Apple II made its debut. Three years later, Apple
went public. The 30-year-old ''Woz'' was suddenly worth millions
and became a symbol of free-wheeling nerd enterprise and ingenuity.
I started out when I was about 10 or 11 years old. I got interested
in in chemistry. I guess, by inclination, I was more of an engineer
than a scientist.