It had been rumored for a while, but now ABC has officially announced that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will be putting down his Segway in order be a contestant on this season of “Dancing With The Stars”, which premieres on March 9th. I wonder if Woz will be wearing a crazy pair of high-tech gadget shoes that will do all of the dance moves for him, or if he plans to hypnotize the judges with one of his gigantic watches.
Woz will be competing against 12 other celebrities, including Steve-O from Jackass, Hall of Fame Linebacker Lawrence Taylor, funny man David Alan Grier, and famed singer Belinda Carlisle of The Go-Go’s. Overall, Woz seems like a great choice for a few reasons. Not only is he a quirky and funny guy who will do well on camera and in interviews, but his status as a tech icon will undoubtedly help attract viewers from a demographic that probably doesn’t watch much of the show to begin with.
Woz’s bio on ABC’s website describes him as:
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, Wozniak 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, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame…
For your enjoyment, here are some more pics of what Woz might look like on the show:
Pictured here: Woz knows he’s the man!