In a review posted to tech website Gizmodo, Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak revealed he would not recommend people see the new movie “Jobs.”
“I thought the acting throughout was good,” wrote Wozniak. “I was attentive and entertained but not greatly enough to recommend the movie.”
I suspect a lot of what was wrong with the film came from Ashton’s own image of Jobs. Ashton made some disingenuous and wrong statements about me recently (including my supposedly having said that the ‘movie’ was bad, which was probably Ashton believing pop press headlines) and that I didn’t like the movie because I’m paid to consult on another one. These are examples of Ashton still being in character. Either film would have paid me to consult, but the Jobs one already had a script written. I can’t take that creative leadership from someone else. And I was turned off by the Jobs script. But I still hoped for a great movie.
As to compromising principles for money, I will add one detail left out of the film. When Apple decided not to reward early friends who helped, I gave them large blocks of my own stock. Because it was right. And I made it possible for 80 other employees to get some stock prior to the IPO so they could participate in the wealth.
Wozniak added he “felt bad for many people I know well who were portrayed in their interactions with Jobs and the company.”
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