Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Woz Tells Paul Allen To Stop Trolling

Steve Wozniak thumbs upApple and Microsoft have battled it out on many fronts over the years, but now there's a new one: the battle of the lesser-known co-founders.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak isn't entirely happy with the behavior of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and decided to tell him so.


Wozniak dedicated some pointed, if not poignant, remarks toward Allen at the Embedded System Conference Silicon Valley in San Jose, Calif., last week.

He reportedly declared: "That patent-troll thing...the other night Paul Allen was speaking at the Computer History Museum and I had four tickets.  And I decided at the last minute not to go, because I remembered he's suing all these companies like Apple and Google but he's not suing Microsoft because he bought all these patents."

Wozniak later said that Allen should be "investing in companies that are doing something, making products, actually making a new future for the world," rather than "get in bed with the lawyers to make my money."

Still, you might be wondering what Wozniak did instead of going to see Allen at the Computer History Museum. He reportedly wandered off with some friends to Marie Callender's. Not so much because he loves the pies, but because he loves the split-pea soup with ham.

28 commentaires:

Nom de Plume said...

Now now, children! IF you can't play nicely...

:P

=dgrphx= said...

i killed paul allen

Itsa Me said...

^^ haha I thought of American Psycho the instant I read Paul Allen.

Penguin Tamer said...

Haha, that's pretty funny. Thanks for sharing :)

Blogging Skater said...

apple be trollin

alfred smith said...

Our patent system needs an overhaul.

LonelyNutter said...

At least the co-founders are having fun. :P

Alixander said...

Calm down Woz. Just leave it be and work at making a better Mac.

Sety said...

successful troll is successful

Alpha said...

Go in, Woz!

kxxthanxx said...

geek wars!

ZERO said...

Damn you Paul!!!

Vague Raconteur said...

Lol, Paul just wants to make love...ly money.

Dark Scheme said...

haha these people are crazy.

Cyst said...

Steve trolls with the blinds closed.

Lunarchy said...

I'm not a big Apple fan, but Woz is the freakin' man!

Fwission said...

I think the kids need a nap lol

Eric Peterman said...

haha trolls are everywhere now..

fit4life said...

what a boss, trollin in the big leagues..

AJay17 said...

Like a boss

ZR said...

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also, message to blogger... you should check out my main blog ZRadach.blogspot.com

it has reddit and digg right in the title of each post and you can up/down without leaving the page... it's pretty awesome. if you want I can send you the code snippet to copypasta in your blog's base html...

(don't mind the "windows has detected that this is a virus and will destroy your computer... physically. it' might even steal some bread." popup when you download it.

Windows is making things up.

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Dola said...

they see me trolling!

GreenIdeas said...

haha i like woz he is a true geek

Paulie Pecans said...

keep on trollin.

Triper said...

Very nice reading :) I like it, will search for more :)

Rults said...

Most of those patent-infringment lawsuits are just purely stupid just a hope to pull some more cash out of some companies if the judge allows you to so to that i say Good Wozzy :p

baka1236 said...

lol at Woz

Ponderer said...

Patents, suing, it's all out of hand!

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