A clip from jOBS, the Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad, was released earlier this week. Steve Wozniak himself joined a comment thread on Gizmodo to say that the event depicted in the clip is not even close to what actually happend:
“Not close…we never had such interaction and roles…I’m not even sure what it’s getting at…personalities are very wrong although mine is closer…don’t forget that my purpose was inspired by the values of the Homebrew Computer Club along with ideas of the value of such machines and Steve J. wasn’t around and didn’t attend the club so he was the one learning about such social impact of the future.
I never looked like a professional. We were both kids. Our relationship was so different than what was portrayed. I’m embarrassed but if the movie is fun and entertaining, all the better. Anyone who reads my book iWoz can get a clearer picture.”
It’s starting to seem like jOBS will be the “fun” Steve Jobs movie, and the Aaron Sorkin film, based on Isaacson’s book, will be more historically accurate.