An Evening with The Woz

It is not an understatement to say that Apple Inc. has changed the world. Like many, our house is filled with Apple products, yes, we are an Apple Fangirl and boy, no doubt. 

 My studio easel with iPad photo reference center, photo taken with my Mini. 

My studio easel with iPad photo reference center, photo taken with my Mini. 

So when Wright State University invited Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, better known as The Woz, as a guest in the Presidental Lecture Series on February 4, 2015, it was suggested that my husband, Mark Anderson, Director of Web Development and Strategy, Office of Marketing, might be the perfect person to moderate the discussion. Thrilled and terrified, he accepted the opportunity.

 Before dinner, Mark gets the lowdown on how the evening will progress at the  Nutter Center . 

Before dinner, Mark gets the lowdown on how the evening will progress at the Nutter Center

 At dinner, Mark was seated next to The Woz and I was delighted to sit next to the great grand niece of the Wright Brothers, Amanda Wright Lane! A very cool person!

At dinner, Mark was seated next to The Woz and I was delighted to sit next to the great grand niece of the Wright Brothers, Amanda Wright Lane! A very cool person!

 Thanks to Fran, I had front row seating for the event! This ticket will be framed with the laser-cut business card The Woz gave Mark. 

Thanks to Fran, I had front row seating for the event! This ticket will be framed with the laser-cut business card The Woz gave Mark. 

 Mark's "Selfie" with him right before they hit the stage. 

Mark's "Selfie" with him right before they hit the stage. 

 The impressive overhead display showing Mark (and his beard) presenting the next question for The Woz to answer. 

The impressive overhead display showing Mark (and his beard) presenting the next question for The Woz to answer. 

A truly delightful evening! The Woz was very entertaining with his stories of adventures past and present. My favorite moment by far was when he discussed accessing items in his house, like his Tesla, via his iPhone, and how when he is traveling he will honk the horn to tell his wife he is thinking of her. With that, he pulled out his phone and did just that, and I could picture his wife at home watching the live stream and smiling as horn sounded out from the garage. 

If you missed the live stream, you can catch a summary and video at  Dayton Business Journal.