Originally Posted by SDW2001
I'll say it: Woz is a tool. I respect what he did early on at Apple, of course. But he's "overrated" so to speak.
So because you think he is a tool an overrated? Looked in the mirror lately -- asked one of your so called friends what king of moniker they would attach to you?
From the American English Dictionary:
tool |tul|noun1 a device or implement, esp. one held in the hand, used to carry out a particular function: gardening tools.• a thing used in an occupation or pursuit: computers are an essential tool | the ability to write clearly is a tool of the trade .• a person used or exploited by another: the beautiful Estella is Miss Havisham's tool.• Computing a piece of software that carries out a particular function, typically creating or modifying another program.2 a distinct design in the tooling of a book.• a small stamp or roller used to make such a design.3 vulgar slang a man's penis.• informal a dull, slow-witted, or socially inept person.
I don't what Woz did that has you acting like he pissed in you Cheerios. IMHO (shared by numerous others) is that he is a sharp, fun loving guy, who has given back to his community. Was gonna give away the Apple computer till Steve Jobs convinced him they could make a bundled sand then they could press on with a whole laundry list of things they could do with the proceeds.
What, if anything, makes him a tool (your kind words -- not mine)?