Steve Wozniak irked by `totally wrong` scene in ‘jOBS’ film
Washington: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has said that filmmakers got it “totally wrong” in a recently-released scene from Ashton Kutcher’s upcoming Steve Jobs biopic ‘jOBS.’
In the scene, Kutcher’s Jobs tries to persuade Wozniak, portrayed by actor Josh Gad, that consumers at that time would actually be interested in buying personal computers if they were available. Wozniak is none too receptive to the idea.
“Nobody wants to buy a computer...nobody,” Gad says in the scene.
But, the real-life Wozniak claims it was actually the other way around, CBS News reported.
“Totally wrong. Personalities and where the ideas of computers affecting society did not come from Jobs,” Wozniak said in one of his recently published emails to Gizmodo, also adding, that they never had such interaction and the roles are very wrong although his is closer.
Wozniak said that the idea of designing a personal computer came from his time as a member of Homebrew Computer Club, a group for computer hobbyists, and before Jobs had joined.
But the fact that the scene never happened in real life is what’s bothering Wozniak.
Wozniak said that it’s ok to make up a dramatic scene, but it will be much better if it sort of happened and had the meaning portrayed.