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Woz discusses Apple, Jobs

updated 09:50 am EDT, Mon April 10, 2006

Woz discusses Apple

An in-depth Q&A interview with Apple's "other Steve" talks about the founding of the company and the role of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak as well as touches on their current relationship: "Steve Wozniak says he never intended to change the world. That was the other Steve, Steve Jobs. He just wanted to build computers," according to Knight Ridder Newspapers. "Oh, and he really -- really -- wanted to spend his career as a Hewlett-Packard engineer, a position he reluctantly left. Life turned out differently for the self-trained electrical engineer. In 1976, he and Jobs started Apple Computer, which would help launch the personal-computer revolution." Wozniak, whose autobiography is due in the Fall, says that Jobs still invites him to the VIP line of all press events, but that he doesn't ask about new products "because it was bad for Apple to have all the rumors and leaks from the inside," and that testing new products requires too much work.

by MacNN Staff





  1. robfarri

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Seems like a pretty down to earth guy

  1. jarod

    Joined: Dec 1969



    They should make gold statues of both Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Guys like them only come around 1 every 1000 years!

  1. beeble

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Read the interview

    It's a good interview and worth the click and time to read. It's good to see that the two Steve's are still friends after all these years. I don't always agree with Woz when his opinion on something appears in the press, but I have to say that he seems like a great guy and I wish him all the best in his new business.

  1. kw99

    Joined: Dec 1969


    A true genuis

    Steve Wozniak did some amazing design work to make the Apple II work the way it did, with so few chips. Without the "cash cow" that was the Apple II line (II, II+, IIe, IIc, IIgs, and IIc+), Apple would not have survived the Apple III and Lisa failures to ultimately succeed with Macintosh. Amazingly, I think it was 1991 when the last Apple IIe rolled of the assembly line (by then being sold almost exclusively to the education market).

  1. telem

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Yeah, a regular guy. On a MacMania cruise I was on, someone asked Woz about Bill Gates. Woz said, "Don't know, never met him."

  1. SillyValleyGuy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Mac *News* Network???

    This interview was printed in several newspapers the weekend of March 25th. Glad to see it mentioned here, but someone at MacNN was sleeping on the job.

  1. hogwash




    Why don't you f*** OFF with these popup ads.

  1. msuper69

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Pop-up ads?

    What are those?

  1. bigpoppa206

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Sounds like...

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