The Seattle Times has published an intensive Q&A with reluctant tech hero and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Wozniak reveals that he never meant to change the world, "that was the other Steve", the report explains.

"My goal wasn't to make a ton of money. It was to build good computers," Wozniak states.

He stresses that his initial aim had been to create computers and software systems for HP, a job he loved, but a having a number of projects rejected by company eventually led him to take Apple as a full-time role.

On his relationship with Apple CEO Steve Jobs, he explains: "We are friends and polite, and talk to each other once in a while. ... We've never had an argument. There have been a couple of artificial ones over misinterpretations of things in the press."

He reveals that he "doesn't like" to receive pre-release products (though he doesn't claim he never does so), and is thankful to Jobs for ensuring Wozniak gets to attend all Apple's big announcements.

"Those things have inspired me. They have inspired my children when I have brought them in the past. They are really great to see," he says.

Wozniak will publish his autobiography, "I, Woz," this autumn.