Stephen Colbert interviews Woz

Stephen Colbert interviewed Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak on The Colbert Report yesterday:

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jim” for the heads up.]

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  1. BuriedCeaser, You get it. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” /> great.

    Someone said “.that interview didn’t really go all that well.” Hmmmmm, I thought it went great. Colbert always tries to make his guest look stupid as they try to sell what ever they are selling.

    Woz nailed him everytime. I still don’t know if the metal business card is a prank or not. Well done Woz!!

    At the end, I then Colbert even gave up and congratulated Woz for the great job. Colbert was on the taking end for a change. Neat.


  2. I agree with DL Meyer and Newsreader. Colbert usually walks all over the interviewee. Didn’t do that to the Woz. I thought it was refresing because he didn’t or couldn’t ( not sure which)
    And yes Woz definately has a wierd sense of humor – or should we just say that he has retained his childhood sense of humor and delight.
    Anyway, I thought the interview was great.

  3. I watched this last night. Seriously one of the worst interviews I’ve ever seen. Woz just seemed like an asshole and there was no point to any of it. Not funny, not informative, not watchable. I love The Colbert Report, but that was just complete garbage.

  4. I thought it was a great “interview”.
    Both funny and surreal – the show is a comedy afterall.
    If anything, the Woz came off as really shrewd or completely insane – but I didn’t think that he was an ass.

  5. Woz ain’t Einstein, folks. Was he in the right place at the right time? You bet he was. Was Jobs able to use him? You bet he was. Was there someone else who could’ve been Woz? You bet there was, but Stevo didn’t bump into him. Right now, there is no indication that the past is a direct path to the future. What we saw on Colbert was _not_ someone getting the better of Colbert, because he will play into whatever you’re dealing- what we saw was a prick being a prick.

  6. Not only did Woz do the hardware for early Apples, he later gave away chunks of his money to Apple employees to low on the total poll to benefit from the IPO, taught grade school for years as a service, went back after getting rich to UC Berkeley under a pseudonym and still graduated top of his class. The guy is a national treasure.

  7. Wade, and others.

    I read your critiques, and I don’t get it.

    I sincerely don’t understand your rancor.

    Woz was being a ‘prick’? Woz was at the right place at the right time? WTF?

    Care to elaborate? I hope that you will.

    [FWIW, and as has been mentioned a few times in this thread — Woz didn’t have an instruction book to guide him in the developement of the first Apple computers. No one did]

  8. “to low on the total poll”

    Or, “too low on the totem pole” but I guess your way IS more politically correct (for all “in tents and porpoises”).

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  9. Some of you better get your heads out of your asses. It just shows how narrow-minded some of you are. If you are intolerant of other’s difference then you’re no better than those who wear explosives on their bodies and blow themselves up.

    As far as I’m concerned Woz is just another guy who did what he loved and got attention for it. Even with the success he didn’t do what most of you probably would do: act like an asshole. Steve Wozniak is still the prankster and genius that he is even after some thirty plus years.

    The interview was damn funny since you can see Colbert trying catch up. Woz was just too fast for him. This is a classic.

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