“When my colleague David Street shared a now-viral UK media story reporting Steve Wozniak’s disappointment in the new Apple iPad yesterday — the report included a variety of direct Wozniak quotes deriding the latest iPad — I did a double take,” Gina Smith reports for aNewDomain. “The actual words in the quotes just didn’t sound like the Steve Wozniak I know… the British story sounded all wrong — not just the words but also the general attitude and sentiment.”
“You see, I know Steve’s way of speaking. I spent nearly two years interviewing Steve Wozniak for our book, the memoir iWOZ: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It,” Smith reports. “So I emailed Steve and asked him if he actually said what UK and U.S. news stories claim.”
I never criticized the new iPads. I think they are fine. I don’t think you have a choice between iPad models, so that’s just saying that the iPad is good… that’s a very different statement (and contrary to the implication) that, if I chose not to upgrade now, less than a year after my last upgrade, then I, Woz, am saying that the new Apple iPad is bad. – Steve Wozniak
Smith reports, “Reporters were to blame, he told me. In Wozniak’s experience, the UK press has shown itself to be ‘the worst in the world for mischaracterizing what I say.'”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]