Woz Wants Back In - If He's Asked

Steve Wozniak has admitted he’s return to Apple ‘if asked’, reports Reuters.

‘I’d consider it, yeah’, said Woz in an interview this week when asked if he would ever return to the company to take a more active role. With Jobs on indefinite hiatus, perhaps that isn’t the craziest idea.

Woz called Apple’s success in recent years ‘unbelievable’, but wished Apple would commit to a more open strategy, so he could ‘get in there and add [his] own touches’.

‘There’s just an awful lot I know about Apple products and competing products that has some relevance, some meaning,’ said Woz during the interview. ‘They’re my own feelings, though.’

Woz has technically never really left Apple – he’s still an employee and shareholder, but hasn’t actively been involved in the company’s affairs since 1987, when he left to pursue his own entrepreneurial endeavours. Still, he’s remained a bit of a folk hero in the geek world.

‘My thinking is that Apple could be more open and not lose sales,’ says Woz, ‘I’m sure they’re making the right decisions for the right reasons for Apple.’

Do you think Apple could benefit in Jobs’ absence from a hit of the wizard of Woz?

Written by Ty Dunitz

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  • http://www.zippycart.com Zippy Cart

    Boy, that’d be a different world – Woz back at Apple, making big things happen. Don’t see it, myself,

  • http://www.tourabsurd.com Katrina

    If he could make it more open, that would be fan-freakin’-tastic.  There are things Apple could learn from competitors and vice versa.  No threat, really, just improvement.  Win-win.