You know how Steve Wozniak gets. He has never been shy to speak out his mind on the latest and greatest trends in technology and now, Google Glass has caught his attention. In a recent interview with the Australian Financial Review, Wozniak branded Google's amazing Glass as an "admirable failure".
The executive did praise the Glass owners as they are brave enough to try something new, but believes the technology 'makes no sense in terms of what it does.' Typical Apple philosophy. Watch out for new inventions, let them fail to garner public interest, do some pretty impressive RnD and then bam! release a perfected device and make billions off it. Brilliant!
The ex Apple co-founder became an Australian citizen last month. He wants Google to not give up on the technology:
[pull_quote_left author=""]I feel like I am the coolest person when I am wearing them. When I see people wearing it, I also think they are cool because they are brave enough to play with the future with a device. [But], in my mind, it is a great product that will not succeed.[/pull_quote_left]
He noted that Google had to come up with an amazing commercial application if it wants the product to appeal to the masses.
In his wide-ranging interview with The Australian Financial Review, Wozniak praised current Apple chief executive Tim Cook for breaking free from Steve Jobs’s “dogma” by allowing a big-screen iPhone to be made.
[pull_quote_right author=""]I really admire Tim Cook and admire that they broke a dogma that had come from Steve Jobs, which was about only having small phones. The iPhone originally made it because it looked like a big phone, and then, when rival phones looked bigger than Apple’s they continued to say ‘we are right'[/pull_quote_right]
In terms of smart watches, Wozniak told the AFR that no company has yet been able to create a 'compelling' device, and he had been disappointed with early models of the technology. He also said that the Apple Watch may perhaps change the market somewhat when it lands next year.
'Like Apple did with smartphones, one company may point the right way to a smart and useful watch, but it shouldn’t be a replacement for what the phone does,' continued Mr Wozniak.
'And it should have an unbelievable and fun feeling when you use it.'
Looking forward, Mr Wozniak said connected cars are likely to be a popular trend next year. Phew! That might have been some interview. Wozniak was the one that co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs during the 1970s, and was responsible for designing the Apple I computer. He left the company in 1987.