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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak on Line for iPhone 4S

KGO-TV(LOS GATOS, Calif.) -- Steve Wozniak is probably the one who least needs to wait for the new iPhone 4S -- he did, after all, start Apple with his childhood friend Steve Jobs. But that’s exactly what he did Friday outside the Apple store in Los Gatos, Calif.

Some of the people who gathered around Wozniak asked him about the key to his success.

“Every measure of intelligence is how well you did on tests,” he said to one young man. “That means, how well did you know the same answer that everyone else in the class knew? There’s only one right answer, and that answer isn’t yours.


“Really, really, very few brilliant people realize, ‘I should think for myself, and start asking questions about things, and start trying to figure out things that are not necessarily the things that are in books.”

Don’t waste time, he urged the teenagers who gathered around him. Start a company.

The lines at Apple stores have been spectacles, and that, Wozniak said, is what’s attracted him to Apple’s major product rollouts.

“It made me think of when I was in college, waiting overnight to get tickets to see the Rolling Stones in Winterland. All night long, we’d stay up. So I’ve done it for all these events, even though I don’t have to.”

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