Check out the clip, and then read on for Steve Wozniak's own personal insight.
He went on to speak more about the Homebrew Computer Club, which was founded in 1975 in Silicon Valley, which included members such as video game pioneer Jerry Lawson, creator of the first cartridge-based video game system, who also developed the software for the Atari 2600. Steve Wozniak revealed that Steve Jobs' loftier ambitions didn't come until much later.
He went on to say that he hopes the movie is very popular, but he hopes the meaning behind his early ideas is portrayed correctly.
The fact that it didn't happen is unimportant. The important thing is whether the meaning portrayed is correct.
It's ok to make up a dramatic scene but is much better if it sort of happened and had the meaning portrayed. But this is only one short clip of the movie. The entire movie may be very good. But the initial exposure to the social meaning of a technology revolution went in a very different direction in those early times.
A more accurate portrayal would be myself in the Homebrew Computer Club (with Steve Jobs up in another state and not aware of it being inspired by liberal humanist academics from Berkeley and Stanford and other places speaking of these high social goals. I decided then and there to help them reach those goals by designing a computer that was affordable. I gave it away to members of this club to help them. My goal was not money or power. In fact, when Steve came down and came to the club and saw the interest, he did not propose making a computer. Rather, he suggested we make a PC board so that others could build my computer easier. This PC board is just a component, like the ones Steve would sell at Haltek, a surplus electronics store. By the way, the Apple I was the 5th time I designed something just for fun that Steve found a way to turn into money, and the Apple ][ was the 6th time. We always split the proceeds."
We'll have to wait until jOBS is in theaters to find out how Steve Wozniak feels about the entire package. Will it hold the true meaning of this story, or will it veer off the path into fantasy land, portraying Steve Jobs in a less than truthful light.
Jobs was released August 16th, 2013 and stars Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, Matthew Modine, J.K. Simmons, Lesley Ann Warren, Ron Eldard. The film is directed by Joshua Michael Stern.