On a visit to India, co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak has vibrated the Indian minds with some complex questions. Wozniak, of course, built Apple 1 and recently, he gave an interview with Steve Jobs during ET Summit in New Delhi.
“The culture here is one of success based upon academic excellence, studying, learning, practising and having a good job and a great life. For upper India, not the lower. I see two India’s. That’s a lot like Singapore study, study, work hard and you get an MBA, you will have a Mercedes but where is the creativity? The creativity will leave when your behavior is too predictable and structured – everyone is similar. Look at a small country like New Zealand, the writers, singers, athletes, it’s a whole different world,” he told the interviewers Pankaj Doval and Surojit Gupta.
When asked about the global world emerging in India he said – “I am not an anthropologist and I don’t know the culture of India well enough. I don’t see those big advances in tech companies. What is the biggest tech company here, Infosys maybe? I just don’t see the sort of thing coming out of Infosys. I have done keynotes for them three times.”
Many of us knew the truth of his statements. India, in terms of education, is so competitive. Students especially have a burden of earning and responsibilities of the family at young age.
Suddenly, Twitter was flooded with messages from Indians for his speech.
Here are few Twitter Comments on Steve Wozniak Words
Steve Wozniak says Indians aren’t creative. I bet he hasn’t heard about the PNB bank fraud.
— Nischal (WazirX) (@NischalShetty) February 27, 2018