jOBS: Does It Matter That Steve Wozniak Says It's Factually Inaccurate?
By Mack Rawden 2013-01-25 21:25:48
Earlier this week, the first bit of footage from Ashton Kutcher’s new movie jOBS premiered, and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was not a fan. In fact, Steve Jobs’ longtime partner was really annoyed by how factually inaccurate the scene was as far as where the initial computer idea came from.
Here’s a portion of what he told Gizmodo…
“My goal was not money or power. In fact, when Steve came down and came to the club and saw the interest, he did not propose making a computer. Rather, he suggested we make a PC board so that others could build my computer easier. This PC board is just a component, like the ones Steve would sell at Haltek, a surplus electronics store. By the way, the Apple I was the 5th time I designed something just for fun that Steve found a way to turn into money, and the Apple ][ was the 6th time. We always split the proceeds.”
There is perhaps no one in the world who is better able to speak on the founding of Apple than Wozniak. He was every bit as important as Jobs, and he clearly knows what happened. Consequently, it makes sense that some people have taken his comments as a serious warning sign about jOBS’ potential quality. On the other hand, however, if every biopic was discarded because someone in the subject’s life was bothered by it, there would be almost no biopics left. Besides, very few movies out there get every little detail right. Sometimes the more important concern is whether or not it’s entertaining.
What do you think? Does it matter that Wozniak is bothered by the first clip? Let us know your thoughts by voting in the poll below…
Do You Care That Woz Says It's Inaccurate?
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