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Who Cares if He Didn't Invent the Mac or Can't Dance: Vote Early and Often for Woz on DWTS!

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Forget all the noise in the blogosphere about Apple (AAPL) co-founder Steve Wozniak’s lack of involvement in the computer company of late (no, he did not invent the Mac, but he was responsible for the Apple I and Apple II, so give him a big honking break).

And try, if you can, to ignore the fact that the man has what appear to be at least seven left feet, as you will see in the video below of his first painful cha-cha-cha outing on “Dancing With the Stars” on ABC last night. By the way, major props go out to his professional dancer partner, Karina Smirnoff.

Because, as DWTS judge Carrie Ann Inaba noted on the television program after other judges mocked him for being a clod: Woz has some very cheerful gumption to be up there in the first place, boogeying to Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.” (Best. Song. Ever.)

Oh, you definitely ain’t seen nothing like this yet, and it must continue.

Unfortunately, phone, text and online voting is over for this week–results are in on next Tuesday’s show, when the couple with the lowest combined score from judges’ and viewers’ votes will be eliminated from the competition.

Woz only got 13 points from the judges, so he has to rely on the kindness of strangers now.

But, if he makes it, it is up to Silicon Valley to help him survive in future weeks.

Thus, geeks of the world unite–you have nothing to lose but your dignity! And if Woz does not care about wearing a pink silk shirt and sporting a pink boa too, you owe him.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus