A couple of weeks ago,
Steve Wozniak called for a “more open Apple” at an event in Australia.
Today, I got this email from one of the mailing lists I’m on:
Two weeks ago, Steve Wozniak made a public call for Apple to open its platforms for those who wish to tinker, tweak and innovate with their internals.
Actually, two weeks ago, Steve Wozniak made it clear he has no clue how the present day Apple works or what makes it the huge success it is.
Woz hasn’t been in touch with the Apple zeitgeist in many years. As a matter of fact, he is so out of touch, it’s embarrassing to see him make pronouncements under the guise of being one of the “founders of Apple”.
Nowadays, Woz’s musings on Apple should carry no more weight than that of any other tech pundit – and like most tech pundits opining about Apple, he shows he doesn’t understand the company he is trying to comment on.
Don’t get me wrong – I adore Woz for what he did with and for Apple in “the good old days”. But I’m not an unapologetic fan boy who thinks Woz shits gold and cries rainbow-colored tears. He quite simply doesn’t seem to understand Apple or it’s success and has blinders on when it comes to these issues.