If there’s one thing that you can expect from Steve Wozniak, it’s that he’s bound to surprise you with his crazy opinions. It’s not so long ago that he said that Steve Jobs’ spirit must be living on in Microsoft after describing the Nokia Lumia 900 and its Windows Phone OS as ‘beautiful.’
The Times Union recently caught up with Wozniak at a horse rescue centre where he was visiting a horse that was rescued from being slaughtered largely thanks to his donations. The horse has been named ‘Woz’ in his honour.
Aside from ramble about his love of animals, Woz (not the horse) talked about WWDC, saying that many of the criticisms levelled at it are unfounded. ”People are always going to be disappointed,” he said. “I really like the new MacBook.”
He wasn’t quite as defensive over the Siri voice-recognition service however, which has also come under fire recently.
“A lot of people say Siri. I say poo-poo,” Wozniak said. “I was using it to make reservations long before Apple bought it.” He added that the service was more accurate before Apple acquired it and made it widely available.
Despite his disappointment, Woz maintained that voice recognition is ‘going to get better and better’ and that ‘it’s still a market for the future.’
As always, it’s interesting to hear the wild opinions of the Apple co-founder and horse-lover.