Steve Wozniak diz que a Apple já não é o que era
E diz ainda que sente muito a falta de Steve Jobs!
O polémico Steve Wozniak, co-fundador da Apple, volta a dar que falar com as suas declarações.
Através da plataforma Ask Me Anything do Reddit, Wozniak referiu que a Apple já não é a mesma, já não é aquela empresa que muda o Mundo e que sente ainda muito a falta do seu colega Steve Jobs, falecido em 2011.
Autor de várias declarações polémicas, Steve Wozniak continua a dar que falar ao ser desinibido a dizer aquilo que pensa, de uma forma bem disposta.
Na plataforma Ask Me Anything do Reddit, o co-fundador da Apple foi questionado acerca da sua opinião sobre gestão de Tim Cook. Woz responde que aprova fortemente o trabalho de Tim Cook e a forma como a empresa continua focada em desenvolver bons produtos para que as pessoas consigam alcançar o que pretendem, no entanto confessa que existem alguns aspectos que o preocupam, nomeadamente quanto ao Apple Watch.
Woz defende também que a empresa de Cupertino já não é o que era, estando já longe de ser uma empresa que vai mudar algo no Mundo, como o fez em tempos passados. Confessa ainda que sente muito a falta de Steve Jobs.
What is Tim Cook doing right/wrong, in your opinion?
Tim Cook is acknowledging the employees of Apple and the customers of Apple as real people. He is continuing a strong tradition that Steve Jobs was known for of making good products that help people do things they want to do in their life, and not taking the company into roads of, “Oh, we’ll make all our money like by knowing you and advertising to you.” We’ll make good products. And you know, I started out as a hardware product guy, so I’m glad to see that.
I worry a little bit about – I mean I love my Apple Watch, but – it’s taken us into a jewelry market where you’re going to buy a watch between $500 or $1100 based on how important you think you are as a person. The only difference is the band in all those watches. Twenty watches from $500 to $1100. The band’s the only difference? Well this isn’t the company that Apple was originally, or the company that really changed the world a lot. So it might be moving, but you’ve got to follow, you know. You’ve got to follow the paths of where the markets are.
Everything else, I’m very approving of Tim Cook, because every time we have a new iOS update, I’m very happy that it’s doing things that really affect people. Like transferring calls from my phone to my computer, etc. I really love even the Airplay, and all that. So, I love the software, and I love the hardware, and nothing’s letting me down. So I approve very strongly of Tim Cook and the new Apple. I dearly miss Steve Jobs too, but, that’s all.
Apple vs FBI: A opinião de Wozniak
All through my time with personal computers from the start, I developed an attitude that things like movement towards newer, better technologies – like the Macintosh computer, like the touchscreen of the iPhone – that these were making the human more important than the technology. We did not have to modify our ways of living. So the human became very important to me. And how do you represent what humanity is?
You know what, I have things in my head, some very special people in my life that I don’t talk about, that mean so much to me from the past. Those little things that I keep in my head are my little secrets. It’s a part of my important world, my whole essence of my being. I also believe in honesty. If you tell somebody, “I am not snooping on you,” or, “I am giving you some level of privacy; I will not look in your drawers,” then you should keep your word and be honest. And I always try to avoid being a snoop myself, and it’s rare in time that we can look back and say, “How should humans be treated?” Not, “How can the police run everything?”
I was brought up in a time when communist Russia under Stalin was thought to be, everybody is spied on, everybody is looked into, every little thing can get you secretly thrown into prison. And, no. We had our Bill of Rights. And it’s just dear to me. The Bill of Rights says some bad people won’t do certain bad things because we’re protecting humans to live as humans.
So, I come from the side of personal liberties. But there are also other problems. Twice in my life I wrote things that could have been viruses. I threw away every bit of source code. I just got a chill inside. These are dangerous, dangerous things, and if some code gets written in an Apple product that lets people in, bad people are going to find their way to it, very likely.