SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The Woz showed off his nixie tube watch and gave the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch a big thumbs down in a public appearance here.
Steve Wozniak, the designer of the original Apple personal computer, was in top form, firing off opinions in his characteristic, rapid, stream-of-consciousness style on everything from innovation and the Internet of Things to what inspired him to become an engineer.
Woz came to an on-stage interview at the Flash Memory Summit here wearing a bulky black gadget on his wrist, a 140V nixie tube watch. “I like the show-off factor… and it's waterproof so you can take in the bathtub, which my wife says you can do once anyway,” he quipped.
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— Rick Merritt is the Silicon Valley Bureau Chief of EE Times.