Apple Founder To Get Degree

The New York Times

San Francisco -- May 12, 1986 -- Steve Wozniak, who built the first Apple computer in his garage and became a multimillionaire as Apple Computer Inc. grew into one of the world's leading high-technology companies, will finally receive a college degree this Saturday.

Mr. Wozniak, who is 35 years old, will get a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California at Berkeley, where he first enrolled in 1971. He left a year later, returning in 1981-82 and again this spring to complete his degree.

Mr. Wozniak expects to pursue his long-term goal of teaching elementary school. He will have to postpone those plans, however, because he is busy with CL-9, the company he formed to produce an advanced remote-control device. Mr. Wozniak also said that he was negotiating with Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and now chairman and chief executive of Axlon Inc., about the possibility of a joint venture or merger of their companies.

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