“Parallel universes are always fun to contemplate,” Chris Matyszczyk reports for CNET. “So please mount the No. 42 bus with me to a world in which Tim Cook is still COO of Apple and Steve Wozniak is calling the shots.”
“Here’s what would be happening: Apple and Google would be deep and loving partners and would share all their knowledge in one vast openfest,” Matyszczyk reports. “Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak gave an interview to the BBC, in which he said: ‘I wish to God that Apple and Google were partners in the future.’ But when pressed as to how realistic it would be that Apple and Google would ever cuddle up and make nice, he was vigorous in his feelings. ‘I don’t know. If I were there, it would be pretty likely,’ he said. ‘I’m probably wrong, there’s probably an awful lot I don’t know about the business concerns, and one thing you’ve got to remember is a company has always got to make money.'”
Matyszczyk writes, “Oh, to hell with business. What’s business ever done for most of humanity, other than corrupt, enslave and bore?”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: No offense, Woz, but if you were running Apple, Eric T. Mole would have stolen the entire company, not to mention the shirt off your back. It’s bad enough that Steve Jobs himself let him have a seat at the table in the first place – and then let him stay for so long (at least Steve hid the iPad from him).
Regardless, we love Woz. He sees the world through the eyes of a child.
Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]