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The Woz Downs the Cloud

Steve Wozniak went quiet for years. Sure, he founded the U.S. rock festival in the 1980s, but other than that he went pretty dark.

Then he came out of his shell and did Dancing with the Stars. And lately the Woz has been making news with comments about the state of computing. Woz recently had the guts to appear as a guest at "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs," a two-hour show about how Apple exploits labor in China.

According to the report from Yahoo, Steve talked about the cloud saying "I really worry about everything going to the cloud. I think it's going to be horrendous. I think there are going to be a lot of horrible problems in the next five years." Wozniak continued by saying, "With the cloud, you don't own anything. You already signed it away through the legalistic terms of service with a cloud provider that computer users must agree to."

I really like the Woz. You can't fake cool and you can't fake nice -- and Steve appears to be both.

What do you think about the Woz and his cloud comments? Share your opinions at dbarney@redmondmag,com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 08/06/2012 at 1:19 PM


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