“Well, ‘Triumph of the Nerds’ was a documentary, so it was totally different. I was a…”

“Well, ‘Triumph of the Nerds’ was a documentary, so it was totally different. I was a character in the first ‘Jobs’ movie, from 2013, so that was comparable, but there’s really no comparison since that was written by a rookie screenwriter who didn’t know what he was doing. They asked for my help on that but I declined after I saw the script, which seemed unsalvageable. The new film had an extraordinary team working on it, pretty much as good as it gets, so it was a privilege to be able to assist them.”

Andy Hertzfeld, one of the members of the original Mac team, on why he agreed to help with the new ‘Steve Jobs’ film.