posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 06:33 PM
Originally posted by AGWskeptic
reply to post by AngryAlien
I can tell you right now I never disavowed a child of mine forcing her to live in poverty while I took private jets to Hawaii, and I never cheated a
business partner. I also never made any of my employee's feel inferior to any other employee's or abused them in any way, and I never used 3rd
world sweatshops as suppliers.
I have my flaws, no doubt about it, but compared to Jobs I'm a saint.
If you buy into the bible maybe you should read the part about false idols. I'm pretty sure Jesus wouldn't have thought Jobs was worthy of
"Mount Airy, Md.: Steve, I just finished reading your book, iWoz. Very interesting and enjoyable read! Thanks for doing this chat!
I guess the biggest surprise from the book for me was thinking it's a wonder you ever worked for Apple at all.
Steve Jobs cheated you out of several hundred dollars when you finished the side job for Atari. Many of us would have written Jobs off and never had
anything to do with him after that. What was your thinking in deciding to forgive Steve Jobs for cheating you out of money?
Also, you initially told Markkula that you would not quit your job at HP. It took many of your friends, after a call from Steve Jobs, to talk you in
to quitting HP and going to work full time for Apple. Have you ever thought of how your life would be different if you had stayed at HP?
Steve Wozniak: I'm glad I left HP. I wasn't going to ever let money or the promise of money run my life. I knew who I was. I had to ask HP to do the
computer even though I'd built it on my own time. I wanted to work at HP forever because of how respected engineers were there. So I turned down the
money to start Apple until a friend convinced me that I didn't have to RUN the company.
I tried to do many things in my life that I would have done without Apple. I wish I weren't even known to tell you the truth. I got my college degree
under a fake name. I taught 5th grade for 7 years, something I'd always planned to do. I didn't let Apple's success take me in business directions.
I got into the internet early enough to secure a 3-letter dot-com, woz.com. But I see myself as a non-profit kind of person so I use woz.org instead.
If Mr. Wozniak can forgive him, why can't you?