‘jOBS’ Gets it Totally Wrong, According to Steve Wozniak


Steve Wozniak, the man who helped co-found Apple with his prodigious engineering skills, says that the first clip of ‘jOBS’ gets it “totally wrong.” In comments made to Gizmodo, Wozniak basically rips apart the clip’s accuracy and portrayal of characters.

According to Woz, the clip actually is almost completely backwards in its portrayal of the thoughts and feelings of Jobs and Wozniak in regards to computing:

Not close…we never had such interaction and roles…I’m not even sure what it’s getting at…personalities are very wrong although mine is closer…don’t forget that my purpose was inspired by the values of the Homebrew Computer Club along with ideas of the value of such machines and Steve J. wasn’t around and didn’t attend the club so he was the one learning about such social impact of the future.

He does also say that this one scene may not be representative of the whole movie:

The movie should be very popular and I hope it’s entertaining. It may be very correct, as well. This is only one clip. But you’ll see the direction they are slanting the movie in, just by the dialog style of this script.

Wozniak is famous for being incredibly good-natured, so it isn’t surprising to see him hold out hope that the rest of the film is both entertaining and accurate. However, considering that this film isn’t based upon any official source material (Sony is currently making a movie based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs, the rights of which they bought last year) , I’m not holding my breath.


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