The co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak, is always very frank and never was skimp on criticisms of world-famous IT personalities like Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and others. Quite often, Steve Wozniak criticizes the native Apple. In an interview this week, Bloomberg suggested Apple split into several companies.It should be immediately clarified: this does not mean that Wozniak supports the rather controversial initiative of the US presidential candidate from the Democratic Party, Elizabeth Warren.
At the beginning of the year, she announced necessity to separate the large technology companies Amazon, Google and Facebook, as their current business model is holding back competition in the segment. Rather, the meaning that Wozniak put into this phrase is to provide more comfortable working conditions to give engineering teams greater independence and space for creativity. Judge for yourself:
“I would like very much if Apple a few years ago decided to split up, set aside directions to individual companies and allow them to work independently, as Hewlett-Packard once did.”
It should be noted that HP refused Wozniak when he wanted to create a personal computer (five times, he said). Where is HP now, and where is Apple, one of the three most expensive public companies in the world.
However, earlier, “Voz” repeatedly praised HP for the fact that he could work freely in this company.
“Engineers could come at night and had access to all the necessary details and tools to work on their own projects”, – he recalled in an interview in 2011.
Woz believes that large technology companies have become too significant, too powerful force in our lives, and they deprived us of a choice. It is impossible to escape from them. However, he considers Apple “the best of the companies” because it mainly makes money by selling products, instead of by tracking customers’ actions.