15 Dec '11, 8am

'Singapore far too straight-laced': Apple co-founder

'Singapore far too straight-laced': Apple co-founder

AsiaOne Thursday, Dec 15, 2011 Singapore is far too straight-laced, said Apple co-founder and engineering hero Steve Wozniak during a radio broadcast on BBC. In the interview, Wozniak was talking about a counterculture ethos that was vital for creativity and how it had continued to influence Apple. In his terms, a counterculture ethos meant letting people wear what they want to, reported BBC. What's important is creativity and not how one dressed or the length of one's hair. Wozniak pointed out Singapore and its culture during his four-minute interview, saying that "Apple could never have happened in a formal culture in Singapore". "Look at structured societies like Singapore where bad behaviour is not tolerated and can get you extreme punishments: Where are the creative people? Where are the great artists, where are the great musicians, where are the great writers, where ...

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