Woz, interviewed by London’s Telegraph newspaper, has a just shocking prediction for the iPod: like every other item of consumer technology ever developed and sold, it will one day be an obsolete reflection of the time that produced it!
“The iPod has sort of lived a long life at number one,” he says. “Things like, that if you look back to transistor radios and Walkmans, they kind of die out after a while.
“It’s kind of like everyone has got one or two or three. You get to a point when they are on display everywhere, they get real cheap and they are not selling as much.”
Much more interesting is the dish on the good old days:
“Steve [Jobs] was into everything hippy, he ran around shouting ‘free love man’ and eating seeds” as he embraced the flower power set. While “the second Steve”, as Mr Wozniak became known, was still unable to overcome his nerves. … “I thought I owed it to HP to stay. But Steve [Jobs] got at all my family and they convinced me I had to do it”.