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Wozniak reveals why Steve Jobs loved secrecy

Ashleigh Allsopp | May 17, 2012
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has set off on his Woz Live tour across Australia and New Zealand, revealing why Steve Jobs liked secrecy

"I'm confident in Apple's ability to introduce new products that fit into your life," said Wozniak. "Lots of devices could have never been done well enough. I would hope Apple would get into navigation. Think about what TV is like. Apple's in a very good stance to grow from."

"The worst thing [for Apple] would be if you looked at them and thought "this is not Apple quality - Apple is losing that Shine," Wozniak warned. "Apple's got to be very careful to keep the best appearance."

When asked whether he regrets leaving Apple when he did, Wozniak replied: "I judge my life not by Apple's success, not by the amounts of money we made. When I was 20 I had formulas for happiness, I didn't need any of that. I do a little bit miss out on being on the spot for iProducts because they were exciting, but as a consumer I can get that."

"I left Apple, did a degree under an assumed name - Rocky Racoon Clark - and I love startups; I love what we were at Apple when there were three or four of us. So I left Apple to start up the first universal remote control company. The big company thing isn't for me. I'll be an engineer forever," he concluded.

[Via Gizmodo Australia]



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