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Wozniak denies iPod spin-off comments

A report in the Globe and Mail last week quoted Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak as saying that the company should spin-off its iPod division because the device was taking focus away from its computer business. Wozniak, known simply as Woz to his friends and fans, says that some of his words were taken out of context while others were simply not true. “The whole idea that Apple should do computing and not iPods is ridiculous,” Wozniak told iLounge.

Peter Nowak’s article for the Canadian newspaper had Wozniak saying that “spinning off a separate division makes a whole lot of sense.? But Wozniak says the comment is “referring to something Apple is doing or likely to do—not a suggestion of mine. Any dummy could say the obvious,” he says. “Running the iPod as a separate division or with a management split does make sense but it’s ridiculous to say that I’m proposing that Apple should do something it’s not doing.”

In the end, Wozniak says he simply disapproves of the way that Nowak spun his comments on the iPod and Apple. “I was led into this topic and suggestion,” Wozniak explained to iLounge. “I hate it when reporters have an agenda and get me to comment on their agenda and write it as though it came from me from the start.”

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Comments

1

Come on, Woz.  You know you said it.

Posted by Talking Madness in Los Angeles on February 26, 2006 at 11:48 PM (PDT)

2

Journalists, don’t mess with Woz, he may still have some of his remote controls in storage & pay someone to sit in front of your house and mess with whatever you have there for weeks on end. *ggg*

Posted by Bad Beaver on February 27, 2006 at 12:23 AM (PDT)

3

You know, Steve, I would gladly take some of the money you are making. Apparently you can’t handle all of it.

Posted by rebel_519 on February 27, 2006 at 1:06 AM (PDT)

4

rebel is an idiot

Posted by ... on February 27, 2006 at 3:04 AM (PDT)

5

What would really be the advantage of spinning the iPod division off into a separate company instead of keeping it in-house? I mean that is where a lot of Apple’s R&D money comes from!

Posted by Jargon on February 27, 2006 at 4:03 AM (PDT)

6

I agree with Jargon, we need more money for Mac’s R&D…

Posted by digi9 on February 27, 2006 at 6:52 AM (PDT)

7

guys, it IS a separate division. that’s the point of this article. he said he approves of what Apple has done in making the two groups separate from each other, but the writer made it sound like he suggested they should be split.

i thought his comments were a little funny when i read them last week,,, he should’ve known that they worked as completely different groups. the journalist made him look stupid.

Posted by mrfett in Washington, D.C. on February 27, 2006 at 8:17 AM (PDT)

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