Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak has a long history in Silicon Valley and is respected worldwide as a visionary and philanthropist. He built the first Apple prototype himself and later started Apple Computers. He was also a major force behind the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Steve personifies what a true hacker is and his becoming incredibly successful has done nothing to negate that. (And yes, he did build Blue Boxes and take a keen interest in phone phreaking back in the 1970s after reading that infamous article in Esquire.) Steve currently runs Wheels of Zeus (wOz) and is on the board of directors of Jacent and Danger, Inc.