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Steve Wozniak on iOS 7, Mac Pro, Kim Kardashian, Jobs and the 'lousy' Macintosh

Ashleigh Allsopp | July 1, 2013
We round up Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak's numerous interviews from this week, which cover a wide range of topics.

"Steve really took over the [Macintosh] project when I had a plane crash and wasn't there." said Woz. "What he did was he made a really weak, lousy computer, to tell you truth, in the Macintosh, and still at a fairly high price. He made it by cutting the RAM down, by forcing you to swap disks here and there. It was a lousy product. Every time we improved the Macintosh, year by year by year, it got closer to what the Lisa had been."

He concluded: "The Macintosh failed, really hard, and who built the Macintosh into a success later on? It wasn't Steve, he was gone. It was other people like John Sculley who worked and worked to build a Macintosh market when the Apple II went away."

When asked whether he thinks Sorkin will do a good job conveying Apple's history in his movie, Woz replied: "He's going to have Steve Jobs interacting with all these key people - very quick dialog that brings out Steve's thinking, and his wisdom and his guidance and his vision, and other people that were in the way and what some of the conflicts were and how Steve I'm sure he's going to treat some people nasty, you know? And how he might just really grab onto others and love them and take their ideas. So I think it's going to be a great, great movie."

Woz meets Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby North West
Yep, it's true. Despite being just days old, reality TV star Kim Kardashian and musician Kanye West's baby girl, North West, has already met Steve Wozniak. And that was before she had even met her own uncle.

Woz told Piers Morgan on his show Piers Morgan Live that Kardashian invited him to meet baby North because her dad, Kanye West, is "interested in technology and companies." Woz was a birthday present to Kanye, explained Woz. "Kim had me come up there to meet him."

Later, when speaking to New York Daily News, Woz provided further information about the occasion: "Kim had been calling me and my wife and wanted me to meet Kanye. So she put us up at the Beverly Hills Hotel so we could meet. But that's when she ended up going into labour! Kanye didn't want to leave to see us because he didn't want people to think he was leaving Kim alone at the hospital, so we ended up going there. I spent two hours talking to Kanye. My wife spent two hours with Kim. I realized I have a lot in common with him. I shared my belief in having a good woman around, and I thought, Kim's really showing that she's a good woman. There's a feeling of true love. I have it (with my wife), so I know!"

 

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