Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Former employees call ‘Jobs’ biopic a ‘work of fiction’, explains how it rlly happened

With the new Steve ‘Jobs’ biopic starring Ashton Kutcher set to hit thters nationwide today,Slashdot just postedan interview with two former employees who gave their take on some of the inaccuracies in the and what it was rlly like working at in the rly days. There has been a bit of controversy surrounding the with co-founder Steve Wozniak expressing that a lot of scenes in the never happenedand Ashton Kutcher firing backin a recent interview claimingWozniak is being paid by another company to support their Steve Jobs .Daniel Kottke and Bill Fernandez, two rly employees that worked with Woz and Jobs in the garage days, talk about a few scenes that the got wrong.According to the Kottke and Fernandez, the scenes in the garage, the scene with Wozniak quitting , and Jobs’ big speech at the West Coast Computer Faire, all happened quite differently than portrayed in the :On working in the garage:Daniel Kottke:Well, I’ll tell you what it wasn’t like. What you see in the , and in “Pirates Of Silicon Valley”—you saw that, right, Bill? I was rlly the only person who worked in the garage. Woz would show up once a week with his latest to test it out, and Steve Jobs was on the phone a lot in the kitchen. The current also has these scenes where you, Bill, and me, and Randy and Chris and there’s a whole gang, and Bill Atkinson, and Rod Holt. We’re all in the garage.
Bill Fernandez:[laughs] We never had that many people in the garage at any one time.
Daniel Kottke:What completely us all up is the scene where Rod arrives for the first time. Rod comes up wring lthers, riding up on a motorcycle with long hair.
Bill Fernandez:WHAT?!
Daniel Kottke:He’s like this motorcycle dude. It just us all up.
Bill Fernandez:WHAT?! [laughs]On the West Coast Computer Faire:Daniel Kottke:It rlly blew me away. But anyway, that speech that Ashton does: “Ladies and tlemen, I am Steve Jobs, and I’m going to introduce you to the II, blah blah blah.” That speech that he gives never happened, for sure. [laughs] It was just a booth at a computer show… There’s a whole other aspect that wasn’t even touched: the personal computing environment. The Commodore PET computer came out, and we were concerned that we might lose to them. And the Radio S TRS-80 came out. And from what I gathered, there’s nothing in the that sets the context.On Wozniak quitting:Yh. That never happened at all. At all. That was complete fabriion…Yes, it is poignant, and so I think it makes sense in the , even though it never happened. So, I don’t know, the rlity was that Woz was welcomed and encouraged to be part of the Macintosh project, but then he had his plane crash and so he was out of commission.You can rd more from theinterview with Kottke and Fernandez on Slashdot here.

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