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The first video clip from the film “jOBS,” an independent biopic based on the life of Steve Jobs, has hit the Web, and fellow Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak says the scene is inaccurate.

In the clip, Jobs, played by Ashton Kutcher, and Wozniak, played by Josh Gad, discuss a computer Wozniak is building that would ultimately become the Apple I. As they walk through a parking garage at Hewlett-Packard, where Woz worked just before Apple was formed, Jobs is seemingly trying to convince his partner that people would want to buy his computer.

“Nobody wants to buy a computer. Nobody,” Gad’s Wozniak says, to which Kutcher’s Jobs says. “How does somebody know what they want if they’ve never even seen it?”

The scene is pretty entertaining, but the real Wozniak isn’t impressed by its accuracy, according to a comment he left on a Gizmodo article about the clip.

“Not close…we never had such interaction and roles…I’m not even sure what it’s getting at…personalities are very wrong although mine is closer…don’t forget that my purpose was inspired by the values of the Homebrew Computer Club along with ideas of the value of such machines and Steve J. wasn’t around and didn’t attend the club so he was the one learning about such social impact of the future,” Wozniak’s comment reads.

In short, Wozniak is suggesting that it was he who first understood the value of a personal computer.

We’ll likely find out more about the movie, and its accuracy, Friday night at the “jOBS” world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

The movie will open in theaters April 19.

Los Angeles Times

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