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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:16 AM   #1
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'JOBS' Movie Clip 'Totally Wrong', Says Steve Wozniak




The interaction between Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak shown in the first scene to be released from the biopic JOBS, due to appear in theaters April 19, is 'totally wrong' according to an email Wozniak sent to Gizmodo.
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Totally wrong. Personalities and where the ideas of computers affecting society did not come from Jobs. They inspired me and were widely spoken at the Homebrew Computer Club. Steve came back from Oregon and came to a club meeting and didn't start talking about this great social impact. His idea was to make a $20 PC board and sell it for $40 to help people at the club build the computer I'd given away ... Our relationship was so different than what was portrayed. I'm embarrassed but if the movie is fun and entertaining, all the better. Anyone who reads my book iWoz can get a clearer picture.
Wozniak says that 'the lofty talk came much further down the line' after Jobs started to see more about the likely social impact of personal computers.

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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:18 AM   #2
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:33 AM   #3
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The same can also be said about Pirates of Silicon Valley - there are a lot of inaccuracies in that too.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:35 AM   #4
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Forget about this movie... I wish they would release the audiobook version of Fire In The Valley. I bought the reissue back in the late 1990s/early 2000s when they added some content to it. Great book. That is the gold standard when it comes to books about how the PC was born.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 10:47 PM   #5
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I liked the social network....
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 06:23 AM   #6
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I liked the social network....
Me too, but apparently it wasn't all that accurate sometimes.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:18 AM   #7
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Nice little pitch for your book at the end, Woz.

But what a humble and benevolent ass guy. Woz is a true spirit.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:19 AM   #8
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Yeah.. "Anyone who reads my book iWoz can get a clearer picture."... sounds like capitalism to me... oh Woz...
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:20 AM   #9
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Screw that movie....Buy MY book.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 11:46 AM   #10
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Screw that movie....Buy MY book.
Will you personally sign it if I buy it?
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:21 AM   #11
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Nice. Woz wants to get in on the Jobs-action too. He aint rich enough.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 06:34 PM   #12
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Nice. Woz wants to get in on the Jobs-action too. He aint rich enough.
That's what you think...
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 07:01 PM   #13
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Go Woz! The better of the two Steve's.
Full disclosure... I do own a copy of iWoz.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:21 AM   #14
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People need to realize that a movie like this is a representation of what happened and NOT actually what happened. Throw in creative license for entertainment purposes and you have a movie that will probably be pretty good.

Woz needs to get that through his head before he starts shooting his mouth off.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:22 AM   #15
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:25 AM   #16
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It's a freaking movie. Only idiots don't expect some poetic license.


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Woz is irrelevant and only opens his mouth so he can try and be relevant again. What has he done lately, other than stand on line for new phones being released?
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 03:59 PM   #17
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Woz is Oz...The great and powerful
No no. Woz is the WOZ OF OZ. Woz Of Oz. I like that. Sounds quite nice don't it?
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:28 AM   #18
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Please, Chris, Woz shouldn't speak up when his own life is being inaccurately portrayed? Come on! Put yourself in his shoes. And it's not like he's filing a lawsuit or anything. He's just telling us how it went down. I thought he was a good sport about it, and I'm glad to know the the truth from a first hand source. Let the guy speak freely about his own life.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:36 AM   #19
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Sure, artistic licenses will be made with movies, but if it's a movie based on someone's life (and you're marketing it as a movie on someone's life), you can only go so far. Things like who's idea was it or if someone's a social extravert versus being a loner should stay the same.

What's interesting is that people bash Ashton Kutcher for what seems to be him trying his best to be Steve Jobs and probably only missing a few points here and there, yet they are fine when Woz says that the scene is largely being portrayed incorrectly, brushing it off as "it's a movie"?
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 11:03 AM   #20
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Steve jobs is a cry baby

I hope the movie shows him crying a bunch a times because he didnt get his way
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 12:11 PM   #21
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Pirates of Silicon Valley is still the best "impression" of Steve Jobs to date. Also, in general, is more historically faithful to the people involved.

The real Steve even had the actor, Noah, portray him at an Apple event as a joke; so impressed he was.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 12:40 PM   #22
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All you folks, criticizing Woz and saying how boring the movie would be if they make it accurate, must take a look at Pirates of Silicon Valley!!!

If the short clip is an indication of whats to come, than its gonna be very painful to watch... Its not a secret that Steve Jobs wasn't a saint in the beginning of his career, but much rather a brilliant entrepreneur who had balls!Woz is totally right in saying "the lofty talk came much further down the line", when Steve started to mature as a person and also as a business-men...
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 12:58 PM   #23
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curious for a sensual scene in this film, oooh Ashton... or this girl isn't going to go see it, will just read books and view various informative / accurate documentaries out there about their relationship..
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 01:03 PM   #24
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most times when a movie like this is being made , the writer will take several events in the persons life and rap it into one scene or rap a few people into one character or the movie would be 30 yrs long
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From what I hear Dark Zero Thirty is exaggerated/changed a bit and so was The Social Network... Both of those were friggin' amazing nevertheless so I am hoping for something similar...
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