The Woz speaks up on Microsoft’s Surface tablet

By , Jul 9, 2012

The outspoken Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak usually has an opinion on many things, be it Siri and her reliance on a network connection, Facebook IPO (he said he’d invest regardless of opening price), patent war fallout, the iPhone 4S battery life and Android march and what not.

His latest comment from a a press conference at Entel Summit in Chile last week concerns Microsoft’s Surface tablet, unveiled with much fanfare on June 18

The Woz, everyone’s ultimate geek known for using both Apple’s devices and Android smartphones, supports Microsoft’s plan to enter the tablet race with its own branded slate. It’s a heartwarming indication of a new Microsoft, he opined at a presser:

I’m glad that Microsoft is starting to show maybe they’re a different company than before, I don’t remember this sort of thing happening in a long, long time with Microsoft, so I’m very happy.

And on Steve Jobs coming back reincarnated at Microsoft:

Microsoft’s latest products have such a strikingly good visual appearance which is a lot of what Steve Jobs always looked for, the art and technology; the convergence of art and technology. And usually It was visual appearance of things. So I made a joke that Steve Jobs came back reincarnated at Microsoft.

Here’s that clip, it runs four minutes and 33 seconds long.

Being a hard-core engineer, of course Wozniak is eager to try out the Surface once it comes out later this year.

I do want to see the Surface. I want to own one, I want use one but I prefer to judge things I really know and not just what I’ve read about.

The video also has Woz talk about Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom and Google’s Minority Report-style Glass project.

I don’t know about you, but I’m kinda also interested to get my hands on an ARM-powered version of the Surface.

What about you?

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  • maurid

    Man, Woz is ugly.

    • http://www.facebook.com/soto619 David Soto

      Ugly is a person’s character.

      • maurid

        Maybe!

    • SimonReidy

      22 down votes and one up. That joke went well ;-)

      • maurid

        Oh, it wasn’t a joke, just a statement. But I’d have to check whether or not I care about thumbs down ;)

      • SimonReidy

        That’s a bit nasty then! :( When I look at Woz the last thing I see is “ugly”. I see a jovial big friendly giant, with an unmatched passion for technology. He’s one of the few people in the industry because he genuinely loves computers. More so than wealth, power or personal gain which have never interested him.

        This is the man that along with Steve Jobs kick-started the home computer revolution with the Apple1.

        He ain’t ugly, he’s my bro!

  • air naji

    Steve is the man. Rip Steve Jobs

  • http://twitter.com/mdridwan Mohammad Ridwan

    Woz is the man, respect for always speaking his mind..

  • http://twitter.com/macboy76 Michael Alejandro

    Woz you fu**ing rule.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sigzero Robert X

    Only time will tell. I doubt The Woz and Steve saw eye to eye on this stuff.

  • MohzeenHansrod

    Ha. Kimdotcom was “the biggest in the world”. Perhaps not the biggest… but close.

  • harshmm

    I am so looking forward to buying a surface for myself