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Steve, we’re going to miss you. You have two left feet, but you gave hope to all of us geeks out here. Bravo for taking the risk on Dancing with the Stars. You stood in front of millions and confirmed what many of us knew — geeks can’t dance and that’s okay. You accomplished more than many of us thought was possible. Criticism of your performance was harsh, and you kept going. They’re probably right about your dancing, but when one of the networks launches Technology with the Stars (and one will), nobody will stand a chance against you. We salute you, Steve — thank you for standing up for the geeks.
If you’ve been following Dancing with the Stars, you already know that our geek hero, Steve Wozniak, survived another week of eliminations. The real news is that Woz did so with the lowest judge’s score (10) on the show since season 2.
How can Wozniak and his partner Karina Smirnoff not only make it another week, but also end up in the top three? Fortunately for Woz, the competition counts phone, text and web votes from viewers in addition to the judge’s scores.
Tonight’s the night. The first Dancing with the Stars results show of the season. Geeks everywhere are holding their breath to see if Steve Wozniak and dance partner Karina Smirnoff will be the first couple sent home.
It’s been a tough competition for the Woz, the geek celebrity who’s been working his way through dance training despite suffering a fractured foot and some rather harsh comments from the show’s judges on his performances.
Yet, Woz’s enthusiasm has remained high. Heck, he has managed to get an offer to walk fellow Dancing star Maksim Chmerkovskiy down the isle (according to CNET).
Now we’re not counting Woz out, but are giving him credit for turning lemons into lemonade. That’s why we started our Twitter account, GeeksforWoz. We feel it’s our duty to help him through the competition. Hopefully even to victory.
I can’t wait. Only eight hours to go.
My mom absolutely loves the reality TV show Dancing with the Stars. So I had to call her up as soon as I heard that Steve Wozniak would be competing alongside Karina Smirnoff in the next series of competition, which starts today. Of course, her first reaction to this was, “Who?”
It’s not really a surprise to me that Steve Wozniak isn’t a household name like Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. Yet “The Woz” (as he’s known in the geek community) is every bit as important to the early history of personal computers as those two.
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