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Woz interview for the techie peoples.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Josh Ryan, Dec 8, 2005.


  1. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Interesting interview with the Woz.*


    http://inquirer.stanford.edu/2005/jstaffor/woz.html



    *cult of Mac members, don't read too much into anything here, this guy was a pioneer and a lot of us are interested in what his perspective is; agree with it or not.
     
  2. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
    I thought it was cool how Woz totally downplayed his invention to his HP superiors so he would be able to put a home computer out to the masses.

    (HP has a clause where anything invented by an employee is property of HP unless HP OKs said employee to run with the idea on their own. Apparently a home computer in a wooden box didn't impress HP too much. Oops)

    [edit]
    Your link didn't work for me. :(
     
  3. nateo

    nateo Schubie Fan #1

    Mar 2, 2003
    Ottawa, Ontario
    I was under the impression that just about any company had those kinds of clauses. I spent three years working for the University of Saskatchewan (outside of class endeavours) and in that time everything I did technically belonged to the school.

    -Nate
     
  4. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    They do. I worked for a telecomm company and had to sign paprs to that effect too. I talked to a lawyer about that who claimed it was fairly universal.

    edit: and yes, he definetly made the right move there!
     
  5. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
    I'm under the same agreement at my place of employment as well. Even things I do in my off time have to be run past management if I want to sell it for money.