Early Apple Employees Say 'Jobs' Movie is a Work of Fiction

Posted August 17, 2013 at 5:31pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 26514 views

Early Apple employees Daniel Kottke and Bill Fernandez reveal some of the inaccuracies in the new Steve Jobs movie starring Ashton Kutcher. The movie hit theaters yesterday.

In a lengthy interview with Slashdot, Kottke and Fernandez discuss various scenes in the movie and reveal what really happened. Fernandez hasn't seen the movie because he considers it a work of fiction and it would likely upset him to watch it.

V.A: There’s also the big dramatic scene where Woz quits Apple.

Daniel Kottke: Yeah. That never happened at all. At all. That was complete fabrication.

V.A.: Really? His lines there are some of the most poignant phrases in the movie.

Daniel Kottke: Yes, it is poignant, and so I think it makes sense in the film, even though it never happened. So, I don’t know, the reality 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.

V.A.: Which I don’t think is even mentioned in the film, is it?

Daniel Kottke: No, it’s not. Bill Atkinson put it very well—he said Woz’s sense of humor is completely missing. Which is a big part of his life.

Bill Fernandez: That would be really bad if that were true, because a big part of Woz’s personality is his sense of humor.

The full interview is linked below. Some of the issues raised include a speech never given by Jobs, missing characters, inaccurate depictions of the garage workspace, and more.

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Abdulfattah Jandali - August 19, 2013 at 3:59am
STUPID only made about 6m, I guess only Steve God and his BUTTHURT FRIENDS went to see it, lame movie, who wants to see the life of a THIEF.
City023 - August 18, 2013 at 9:09pm
If you idiots are to dumb or lazy thread his book then you might aswellwatch this Hollywood movie. Stop the bitching!
Option C - August 18, 2013 at 9:25pm
Well, I'm not too dumb or lazy to read the book, AND I don't give enough of a s##t about Steve Jobs to watch the movie. Am I allowed to bitch anyway?
Rabbi Goldbloom - August 18, 2013 at 3:08pm
Yipes what hostility here. please please stop it
NoGoodNick - - August 18, 2013 at 1:33pm
correction below it is beta 6 not 7
NoGoodNick - - August 18, 2013 at 1:31pm
Just to let you know.. ios7 beta 7 is pure shit. many thing about it are lame . typewriter keyboard is so tiny..every thing is faded... phone keypas is not good.. password keyboard not good many more .. I put back 6.13 which is great compared to that stupid 7. I will use 613 as long as I can and if I need to buy a new phone ill buy something else but not to use 7 And also the photo section is terrible. Why the hell dinn't you leave 6.13 which is fantastic compared to shit 7. Apple this is your downfall that ends you success in smart phone competition. Revise your 7 back to 6.13 and you will be on top again.
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