Woz to the rescue.
Ever since 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested for building a clock that his teachers thought could probably also be a bomb because why not, high-profile public figures have been coming to his defense. President Obama weighed in, congratulating him on his love of science and inviting him to bring his clock to the White House. Mark Zuckerberg expressed a similar sentiment, and gave the youngster an open invitation to tour Facebook HQ. Even George Takei, the king of virality, had his own take. But one legendary figure in the world of technology could relate to Mohamed's story in a way none of them could, and he told the story in this viral Facebook post:
It turns out that Steve Wozniak, the more technical brain behind Apple, had a shockingly similar experience in high school, after he tried bringing a homemade metronome to class. Of course, in his case he was actually trying to convince his teachers it was a bomb as a prank, so maybe the arrest wasn't so unjustified. Under the circumstances, it's remarkable he only spent one night in jail. But 1967 was a more innocent time.