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Apple co-founder Wozniak joins Australian uni

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The man who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs is joining Sydney’s University of Technology as an adjunct professor.

Steve Wozniak, 64, will work with the university’s Innovation and Enterprise Research Laboratory – also known as the “Magic Lab”.

UTS claims it’s Wozniak’s first adjunct appointment at any university.

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“Woz loves the energy, the vibe and the robots,” said lab director Professor Mary-Anne Williams.

“He beams in on our telepresence device to chat with students, share his latest ideas and entertain with jokes and the occasional prank.”

Wozniak will perform his duties from his home in California, but plans to visit the university’s inner-Sydney campus in December. He’s already visited once.

“Woz constantly highlights the new possibilities for technology to change the world and enjoys sharing his insights and experiences,” Prof Williams said.

Wozniak co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs in 1976, designing the hardware and operating system for the Apple I computer. He left the company in 1981.

It was reported in 2012 that he was applying for Australian citizenship.

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