July 25, 1992: Woz Starts Teaching
If you're ever in the market for a Silicon Valley hero you could do a lot worse than picking Steve Wozniak as your model for the ideal silicon valley millionaire.
Woz was not only a great engineer, he also gave something back to community that many Silicon Valley folks are loathe to part with: time. Philanthropy might be de rigueur in the circles of the millionaires but the time it takes to sign a check pales in comparison to the time Woz was willing to spend... teaching.
Being taught by Woz has benefits, not only did the students glean invaluable insight to the way Woz's mind works, Woz also made sure each student got a PowerBook 170 ($4,600) With the vast fortune at his disposal and a plethora of projects on the horizon Woz began volunteering to teach middle school classes this month in 1992.