“Apple’s co-founder rarely shies away from speaking his mind but Steve Wozniak’s latest comments could be seen as his most insightful yet,” Victoria Woollaston reports for The Daily Mail. “Speaking to YouTube channel Reach A Student, he revealed more about the early days of the firm and said his business partner Steve Jobs ‘didn’t know technology.'”
“The 65-year-old admitted Jobs played no role in the design of the Apple I and Apple II computers and instead ‘just wanted to be important,'” Woollaston reports. “The interview was conducted by 14-year-old entrepreneur Sarina Khemchandani who runs the YouTube channel. She asked: ‘I’ve overheard you were able to overcome many hardware and software issues in the making of the early Apple computers. What role did Steve Jobs play during this time?'”
Woollaston reports that Wozniak replied: “Steve Jobs played no role at all in any of my designs of the Apple I and Apple II computer, and printer interfaces, and serial interfaces, and floppy disks and stuff that I made to enhance the computers. He did not know technology. He wanted to be important, and the important people are always the business people. So that’s what he wanted to do.”
Woz’s Steve Jobs comments begin at the 3:50 mark:
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MacDailyNews Take: Eventually, we think it’s pretty safe to say that Jobs came to “know technology” along with achieving a healthy degree of importance.
As always, we love Woz and his comments are often misunderstood in print. Watch the video for context.