16 Dec '11, 12am

Apple co-founder says e company could nvr hv happened in SGP becos our 'creative elements hv disappeared'

Even as companies such as Google, Yahoo! and Facebook have chosen Singapore as the focal point of their investment in the region, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has claimed that the tech giant "could never have happened in a formal culture in Singapore". In an interview with BBC Radio, Mr Wozniak said: "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 are the great athletes?" Mr Wozniak, who was in Singapore in March to give a talk at an event organised by the Workforce Development Agency and the National Trades Union Congress, was talking to the BBC about a counterculture ethos that was vital for creativity and how it had continued to influence Apple. During the interview, he adde...

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