Woz stonewalls on Steve Jobs’ health worries

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While yakking it up with reporters at this week’s All Things D technology business conference, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said the other Steve from Apple “doesn’t sound like he’s sick.” But Woz also claimed that he has never directly asked Jobs about his health.

If Woz weren’t such a notorious wonk and a bad liar, I wouldn’t believe him. I do, but most people won’t.

It doesn’t help at all that Jobs has delegated his keynote presentation for Apple-crazed software developers at the June 8th WWDC conference in San Francisco to Phil Schiller. Schiller, who traditionally plays the fool to Jobs’ straight man at these events, is a natural comic onstage. But what does it say when Apple sends a marketing guy to kick off an engineer’s convention?