Steve Jobs wasn't a good engineer, had to learn communication & sales says Wozniak



  • Reply 21 of 26
    gilly33gilly33 Posts: 430member
    viclauyyc said:
    Can't someone silence this self-absorbed blabbermouth?
    If someone is entitled to talk about Jobs’ early days, it is Woz. Maybe you should read some books about apple’s history before you comment about Woz. 

    i often think, “Without Woz, Apple will never started. Without Jobs, Apple will never succeeded”
    Well putted my friend. 
  • Reply 22 of 26
    viclauyyc said:
    i often think, “Without Woz, Apple will never started. Without Jobs, Apple will never succeeded”

    There is wisdom in that statement.
  • Reply 23 of 26
    The PC business was quite different at the beginning (mid 70s) when Woz and Jobs started Apple.  Unlike today, you had to have good engineering - there were tens of different microprocessors (RCA, TI, Intel, AMD, Zilog, Motorola..), few standards, and no software other than some different crude OS's and compilers.  Most PCs were built from scratch or kits.  To succeed, Apple had to choose the right chips, do a complete design from scratch, choose to sell their product as a completed unit (something new to the industry), get software, etc.  

    On top of that, there was no tried and true way to market your product.  There were a few magazines like Byte and probably less than 100 computer stores in the world.  Businesses did not buy PCs, they bought mainframes, time sharing, or had no computers at all.  Someone like Jobs had to make the right calls on who was their market (education, home users, small businesses), where to sell, how to advertise, etc etc.

    Without this complimentary pair of innovators, Apple would have gone away like the other PC startups of their day: SWTPC, Altair, IMSAI, SOL..  Apple was not the first to market, but it had good engineering and good marketing and some good luck.
    edited March 2022 ronnwatto_cobra
  • Reply 24 of 26
    BeatsBeats Posts: 3,073member
    entropys said:
    Isn’t this story obvious?


    Woz didn’t have to learn a thing, Woz was born with all that engineering knowledge.
  • Reply 25 of 26
    Saying Steve Jobs had to learn something isn’t the criticism some of you are taking it as. Nor does saying it mean Woz is bloviating. 
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