Of course, he came around eventually and decided that games could also be fun:
"Yeah, I do like to create things with my hands, so I was hoping that I could create something like hardware eventually. It wasn't necessarily that I didn't want to create games -- because once I actually started working on them I really started to enjoy my job -- but I think that maybe Miyamoto didn't understand that I could take another route at the company. I am very happy where I am now, though."
We have to wonder if Miyamoto saw something in a young Aonuma, or if he just grabbed someone out of a hallway?