updated 12:50 pm EST, Mon March 3, 2008
Wozniak on Apple TV, MBA
Steve Wozniak today hosted a keynote at an Australian broadband conference, and offered his mixed opinions on the Apple TV and the MacBook Air. Wozniak said that although he believes the Apple TV to be a "really good indication of the future of the world", the platform does have a few flaws. Primarily, he says that the 24-hour rental period is too limited for his busy schedule. Wozniak also said it feels as if he is being restricted by the tiny, simplified remote control, indicating it makes him feel less human.
While initially thinking the MacBook Air was feature deprived, as a current owner, Wozniak admits to liking the computer. He does say that the need for external connectors for Ethernet and DVD functionality are inconvenient, but that the screen and keyboard make the device very likeable.
" I don't think it's a benefit if you have to carry around a DVD player with you, a couple of extra dongles to connect to Ethernet and things, and maybe an extra hard disk to carry your music on... but still, it's the appearance. I really like it," said Wozniak of the ultraportable.