Pretty huge backing for something that strongly correlates to Open Hardware, and ties into a hardware maintenance perspective that seldom gets talked about with hardware development. It is doubly important for Open Hardware.
“When starting Apple, I could never afford a teletype for input or output. They cost as much as two cars.” But he knew how TVs worked and had access to schematics - so he built his own solution to turn his TV into an early computer monitor for the Apple I. “I didn’t have to afford something I could never afford,” [Wozniak] said. “I wasn’t restricted from anything that kept me from building that computer and showing the world that the future of personal computers is going to be a keyboard and a TV. That all came from being able to repair things, and modify them, and tap into them yourself.”