updated 03:45 pm EST, Wed December 14, 2011
Takes less sentimental approach to Jobs
BBC HD and Two are tonight airing a new documentary on Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, titled Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy. The special goes on at 9PM local time, and is said to include insiders like Steve Wozniak and John Sculley, as well as other personalities like actor Stephen Fry, and an inventor of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee. It is however described as presenting a more "ruthless image of Jobs," for instance revealing that Wozniak cried after he learned through a book that Jobs had scammed money from him during a game project for Atari.
Wozniak made comments on the documentary during a BBC Radio 4 interview this morning. "I just wanted to be in engineering only -- I never wanted to run a company, never wanted to run things, step on other people -- Steve very clearly did, and wanted to be a top executive and a really important thinker in the world... Apple does a lot of conservative [things] -- we control things -- and has very little tolerance... Even if an engineer told a friend something and it got out...you're fired!"