Woz wants to move to Australia

Apple founder, all round nice bloke and Dancing Queen, Steve Wozniak, has said that he likes the Aussie broadband network so much he is moving to Godzone.

Wozniak told The Australian Financial Review in Sydney that he had spoken to Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and was in support of the federal government’s fibre rollout.

He said that this sort of thing was one of the reasons why he likes Australia and wants to become a citizen.

He said that the US which does not regulate telecommunications and is not as nice a place to live. Wozniak is not connected to a broadband service in his home in California because there was a “monopoly” in the area.

“There’s only one set of wires to be on and I’m not going to pull strings to get them to do something special for me,” he said.

Saying something that in the US would have him tarred and feathered as a socialist, he said that when he worked at HP the company treated itself like a family and protected each other, and he believed in that.

Wozniak told Brisbane’s 4BC breakfast radio that he was “underway to become an Australian citizen”.

“I intend to call myself an Australian and feel an Australian, and study the history and become as much of a real citizen here as I can,” he said.

Woz was in Sydney to meet customers and partners of his employer, server-based flash manufacturer Fusion-io, which has Australia’s Woolworths and Westpac as local customers.