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Bill Gates discusses the last time he met with Steve Jobs

By Shawn Knight
May 13, 2013
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  1. Bill Gates sat down with 60 Minutes’ Charlie Rose last night for a one-on-one interview that has many in the tech industry talking today. That’s because the co-founder of Microsoft spoke candidly about longtime rival Steve Jobs and outlined much...

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,189   +749

    I saw that story on 60 minutes.... what I got out of it was more of a comparison to Google than Jobs. Google spends tons of time and money making things '10 times better' (like searching and Gmail) in their words, and their latest product is Glass.

    Bill Gates has devoted himself to completely eradicating diseases in 3rd world countries. He hasn't made any cool glasses, but one of his Foundation's inventions is a cooler that can keep vaccines cold for 50 days on one batch of ice with no battery! They're working on a laser that can blast mosquitoes in mid-flight! They invented a toilet that is sanitary and doesn't need plumbing!

    The guy is using his money and brains to save kids' lives by the hundreds of thousands.... but hey, Steve made a cool tablet and phone and Google has these glasses that show you the weather.

    It's really hard to talk about Bill Gates next to any other tech mogul and leave out his far more important contributions to humanity... Gates time at MS was just a stepping stone to his important job.
     
    DanUK, killeriii, misor and 4 others like this.
  3. SalaSSin

    SalaSSin TS Member Posts: 95   +30

    I sincerely hope you're right! Gates was, as far as I've read about it, a harsh businessman, but it would appear he's become a great human.
     
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  4. shubham somani

    shubham somani TS Rookie

    I like your post and bill gates and Steve Jobs are the inspirations for me. I like their quotes.
     
  5. Zilpha

    Zilpha TS Enthusiast Posts: 349

    It is interesting that everyone has forgotten that Windows did a tablet well before the iPad came into existence. The OS was called Windows XP Tablet PC Edition and we deployed it on thousands of tablet PCs back in 03'. It was used mostly by pharma reps who needed to get signatures in doctors' offices.

    I like Steve Jobs as a person and I was very sorry to see him leave us, but he wasn't this great innovator. He was just skilled at convincing you of what products he thought you needed. Apple isn't going to have the same staying power with him gone.

    And Bill Gates is a great guy. Not many use their money for the greater good.
     
  6. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,082   +920

    Good stuff.
     
  7. MilwaukeeMike said:
    I saw that story on 60 minutes.... what I got out of it was more of a comparison to Google than Jobs. Google spends tons of time and money making things '10 times better' (like searching and Gmail) in their words, and their latest product is Glass.
    Bill Gates has devoted himself to completely eradicating diseases in 3rd world countries. He hasn't made any cool glasses, but one of his Foundation's inventions is a cooler that can keep vaccines cold for 50 days on one batch of ice with no battery! They're working on a laser that can blast mosquitoes in mid-flight! They invented a toilet that is sanitary and doesn't need plumbing!
    The guy is using his money and brains to save kids' lives by the hundreds of thousands.... but hey, Steve made a cool tablet and phone and Google has these glasses that show you the
    weather.

    It's really hard to talk about Bill Gates next to any other tech mogul and leave out his far more important contributions to humanity... Gates time at MS was just a stepping stone to his important job.

    Extremely well said...
     
  8. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Maniac Posts: 1,007   +103

    Gates is the best. Period. All I wanna do now is watch his interviews again.
     
  9. DanUK

    DanUK TS Enthusiast Posts: 204   +8

    Big +1 for MilwaukeeMike's post
     


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