Apple History: Interview with Apple co-founder Ronald Wayne
You know Woz, and Jobs, and Prancer and Vixen, but do your recall Ronald Wayne? Well, Dutch news show One More Thing did, and they managed to track down the elusive 3rd co-founder of Apple, and conducted a pretty interesting interview (well, interesting if you are obsessed with Apple minutia, like me). If you’ve ever wondered “Heeft u ooit spijt gehad van uw vertrek?” or “Heeft Steve Jobs uw adviezen overgenomen?”, you’ll finally get your answers. (Don’t worry, Wayne’s answers are in English, and he’s exceedingly candid).
[Edit: These clips appear to be unaired portions of an interview conducted for the â€œWelcome to the Macintoshâ€ DVD. Thanks Matthew and iShervin]. [Edit2: Nope, looks like it’s an original OMT interview, shot during a promotion for the “Welcome to Macintosh DVD”. Thanks Jan!]
Among the things we learn: Wayne created the horrible “Newton” themed Apple logo, once owned 10% of Apple, Woz needed everything explained to him 60,000 times using small words, and Steve Jobs was such a maniac when it came to making risky financial backroom deals, that he eventually scared Wayne into leaving the company.
One More Thing podcast #152: Ronald Wayne, medeoprichter Apple from One More Thing on Vimeo.
Thanks to faithful Dutch Macenstein reader Bor de Kock for the link!