Gates and Jobs to Make Joint Appearance at All Things Digital Conference

By Julio Franco
Feb 21, 2007
  1. Apple, Inc. CEO Steve Jobs and Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates, the seminal figures in the development of the personal computer, will make a rare joint appearance at The Wall Street Journal's ``D: All Things Digital'' conference this year. The two men will jointly discuss the history and future of the digital revolution in an unrehearsed, unscripted, onstage conversation on May 30 with D co-producers Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher.

    Both executives have made multiple individual appearances at the conference, which will celebrate its fifth anniversary this year, and is known as D5. But this will be their first joint session at D, and a highly unusual event.

    In addition to participating in the joint session with Mr. Gates, Mr. Jobs will appear on his own in a separate segment at D5 to discuss the latest developments at Apple, including new ventures such as the iPhone and Apple TV. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will also appear at the conference in his own segment, to discuss Windows, Office, the Xbox, Zune, and other topics.
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Will they play a round of Fight Night 3 ? :p
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Or "Dead or Alive"? :p
  4. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    I want to see them in their personal feud against each other. Did somebody say Texas Cagematch :D ?
  5. ThomasNews

    ThomasNews TS Rookie

    "unrehearsed, unscripted"

    Don't make me laugh ;) You can bet there's a thousand monkeys at a thousand typewriters working on it right now.
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    I thought they got along. Ballmer is the crazy one, if he was out there instead of Gates he'd probably physically attack Jobs for something.
  7. iglobal

    iglobal TS Rookie

    I think they are pretty civil to each other in real life..!!!!!!!!!!!
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