Steve Wozniak trades his Segway for dancing shoes

Steve Wozniak and Karina SmirnoffI’ve been a big fan of Dancing With the Stars since it began, but I’m even more excited about this season, because Steve Wozniak will be dancing! From the DWTS site:

DANCING WITH THE STARS – STEVE WOZNIAK — A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for the past three decades, Steve Wozniak, a.k.a. “The Woz,” helped shape the computer industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products, the Apple I and II, and influenced the popular Macintosh. After leaving Apple Computer Inc. in 1985, he was involved in various business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily on computer capabilities in schools and stressing hands-on learning and encouraging creativity for students. In 2000 Steve was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment. He is also a published author with the release in 2006 of his New York Times best-selling autobiography, “iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon.” He teams with Karina Smirnoff, who returns for her sixth season.

I don’t know much about the Woz, but I know he dated comedienne Kathy Griffin for a while, and he doesn’t watch much television. I think I’ll have to read that autobiography of his, because besides being a genius, he seems to have a quirky, “sure, why not?” sense about him, and I like that! Dancing? Sure, why not! Pink satin shirt? Sure, why not!

I wish Woz the best in his dancing endeavors, and I know he’ll make the geek/nerd world proud. Go WOZ! Please don’t get voted off before Lil Kim! 🙂