'How Much Fun You Have At Home Is What Matters'

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is talking in Sydney today about his life and philosophy. His history at Apple is a familiar one to many geeks, but the principle by which he organises his life is worth noting even if you're too young to remember a time when the Apple II was the computer to beat.

Alex from Gizmodo has been live-blogging Woz's thoughts. I can't totally approve of Woz's willingness to skip sleep to finish a project, but having fun as a goal is definitely sensible:

What should matter is how much of a fun life you have at home, and how much free time you have for entertainment.

Of course, owning Apple shares would make that easier.

Woz On Design, Apple And Fun [Gizmodo]


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    It's not easy to find a job that makes you neither money-poor nor time-poor. Isn't that like some kind of elusive paradise I hope to reach some day but probably never will? Or is it just that I need to get a job in the Public Service?

      a "job" in the "Public Service"? Isn't that an oxymoron? ;)

      It's not bad, but it's not all it's cracked up to be. You're just as likely to end up time-poor, and your days will just make you want to smash your keyboard with your forehead. But the public sector pay is pretty good.

        Agree, the public service is not all its cracked up to be. You still works lots of unpaid hours. The pressure to conform to organisational politics, culture, strict recruitment process, endless bureaucratic processes and IT lockdown take their psychological toll. You can't be yourself because you might upset someone.
        I know of one federal public servant who years ago, in sheer frustration, threw his big old CRT monitor out the window onto the street about 7 floors below.

    Actually, until very recently, owning Apple shares provided you with no income whatsoever.

      Unless you count buying them low and selling high...

        That's a profit. Not a recurring income.

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