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.

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.

Let’s not go down that road of what’s historically accurate, it’s not a documentary. A narrative like this is supposed to entertain and give us a feel for what happened or how it happened, and then amplify it through the staging and acting. If movies like these stuck to only the bare facts they would be unwatchable. It seems like Woz understands this.
The scene is out of context. We don’t know what has taken place before or after.

In short – it’s possible that they just hit on this moment to move things along/condense time frame.

Who knows. Can’t judge from the clip alone

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.

i like the acting very much of Aston, but after reading Woz’s statement i m astonished by the bad research that film makers took.

woz is the man

sorry for bad english

It’s a freaking movie. Only idiots don’t expect some poetic license.


It comes as a great shock to me that the scene got details wrong. I was under the distinct impression Kutcher was a method actor.
Oh come on, Woz! It’s a movie, it’s supposed to take some creative license. I’m sure the true way it happened is probably rather boring…nobody wants to see that!
OK. Woz is a genius. He’s a legend. But he has the ego of Zeus. I listened to the audio book iWoz, and how many times do I have to hear how great he thinks he is, how *he* did this and *he* did that, and *I* am this good, and *I* am the only one to do this.

I barely got through the book, as half of the book is Woz telling us how great he is and how smart he is… we already know that… the guy is a genius. I just don’t like it when someone tells me how much of a genius they are. If someone else wants to write about him, that’s fine.

Woz isn’t afraid to tell you how great he is and that he did something you can’t do. I would like a bit more modesty.


Yeah.. “Anyone who reads my book iWoz can get a clearer picture.”… sounds like capitalism to me… oh Woz…
After watching this, I knew they blew it. Having read Hackers, The Journey is the Reward, Fire in the Valley, and countless others, this conversation is just not right.

So far, The Pirates of Silicon Valley is pretty close – which was based on Fire in the Valley.

Also, Ashton just doesn’t cut it. It’s like watching Kelso trying to be Jobs.

Noah Wylie did a great job.


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