Nerdfight! First Clip of Steve Jobs Biopic Draws Ire from Woz [VIDEO]
If anything, it’ll certainly pique your interest — even if Steve Wozniak calls BS on some of the storyline.
Kutcher sold us with his doppelganger-like looks in the promo photo, and now he’s done the unthinkable: He’s made us not want to punch him in the face, which means he’s come a long way from his ‘That 70s Show’ and ‘Punk’d‘ days.
In the clip, Jobs is having a debate with future Apple computer inventor Wozniak (played by an unrecognizable ‘Book of Mormon’ star Josh Gad) in a poorly-lit parking garage.
Jobs has learned that Woz created his own operating system, and Jobs wants to sell computers to the general public. But Woz sputters, “Even if you were building this for freaks like us, and I doubt you are, no one wants to buy a computer. Nobody!” (Remember, this was the ’80s.)
Jobs replies, “How can somebody know what they want if they’ve never even seen it?” Which, as we all now know, is pretty much the motto of Apple.
“Tell us what we want to buy, Apple, tell us!” scream the quivering modern masses as we thrust out our fistfuls of cash. “Shut up and take our money!”
But Woz says the conversation as depicted never happened. In a lengthy set of comments to Gizmodo, he said in part, “Totally wrong. Personalities and where the ideas of computers affecting society did not come from Jobs … The lofty talk came much further down the line.”
Regardless, ‘jOBS’ will be in theatres on April 19. Now if you’ll excuse us, we have iPhones, iPads and MacBooks to plug in.