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posted by martyb on Wednesday January 31 2018, @09:53PM   Printer-friendly
from the voice-of-Jobs-experience dept.

Steve Wozniak spoke recently at the Nordic Business Forum in Stockholm. A clipping from the end of the short article,

After years of upgrades and new sensors, Woz sees Tesla as a company that has made major promises and delivered well under the bar. "I love that car, but the trouble is Elon Musk is portrayed in a lot of moves with a lack of faith and trust," he said. "What he says, can you really believe in him? Is he just a good salesman, like Jobs, and may not be there [in the end]?"

Wozniak went as far as to suggest that "every other car manufacturer in the world," including Audi and BMW, "are actually ahead of Tesla for self-driving cars." He then praised his Chevy Bolt EV, which he prefers to drive for everyday life.

It doesn't seem that long ago that Woz was calling out Toyota for problems with the cruise control on his Prius, but here's an update from 2010 --

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  • (Score: 2) by crafoo on Thursday February 01 2018, @06:07PM

    by crafoo (6639) on Thursday February 01 2018, @06:07PM (#631595)

    Why is anyone listening to Woz? He designed some 8-bit computers in the 70s and 80s. I mean, it's not even in the same league as self-driving cars or rockets that can reach orbit. I don't see how his experience has any practical relevance on Tesla technology other than as a direct customer. Why is his opinion interesting or valid on Tesla technology, enough to warrant an article or post? He certainly isn't shy about making unfounded claims. I'm all for questioning Musk and his marketing hype but let's do it systematically and with something to back it up other than tech-celeb hype/fan worship.

    And the dig at Jobs. Come on. Jobs left Apple and moved over the NeXT. Guess what. They build some pretty innovative computers while Apple churned out duds. Woz just sounds like he is just nursing multi-decade bitterness and jealously with comments like that.

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