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Apple exec Wozniak falls for Barbados


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IT WAS LOVE at first sight for Steve Wozniak of Apple computers fame. He was in Barbados for one week to take part in the 2010 World Segway Polo Cup Championships. Wozniak, who made his first trip to Barbados and the Caribbean, fell so in love with Barbados that he vowed to make it his honeymoon spot when he ties the knot very soon.The American computer engineer – who co-founded Apple Computer, Inc. with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne – created the Apple I and Apple II computers in the mid-1970s.He told BARBADOS BUSINESS AUTHORITY he was impressed with Barbados from the moment he landed here. “It was the most fun I ever had for a sporting event. It was like I was sharing a vacation – this beautiful place, the atmosphere, the people, the weather – it is second to none. The computer engineer came to Barbados to exact revenge on the Barbadian Segway Polo Team that defeated his team, the Aftershocks, in last year’s final in Cologne, Germany. In fact, Wozniak blamed the beautiful attractions in Barbados for his team’s poor performance, finishing seventh out of nine teams.“We will be going back to the drawing board to sharpen our skills. For a team that has only been playing Segway polo six months before taking part in a world championships last year to have won was a phenomenal feat. “To do it a second year in succession is incredible. Your team will be in the Olympics someday. They have taken Segway polo to a new level; they are just an awesome bunch of talented players.


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