'Bill Gates 2.0' interview focuses on the Microsoft founder after Microsoft, plus a few words about Apple and Jobs

'Bill Gates 2.0' interview focuses on the Microsoft founder after Microsoft, plus a few words about Apple and Jobs
This week’s “60 minutes” program on CBS featured a detailed interview with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, focusing on the new role one of the world’s wealthiest people have assumed. Named “Gates 2.0” the interview by Charlie Rose stressed on the philanthropic work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and its ambitious goals to eradicate diseases like polio and malaria affecting billions of people, mostly in underdeveloped nations.

But Gates also touched on Microsoft tablets, adamantly defending his company and the fact that it was the first one that made tablets long before the iPad. The Microsoft chairman however admitted that Apple was the first one to truly unleash tablets’ marketing potential.

The most interesting part of the interview for techies comes when he elaborates on former rival Steve Jobs. The two have had a rocky relationship in the tech industry, but despite the few harsh words we’ve heard from Jobs in regards to Gates, the Microsoft executive spoke about the two remaining on friendly grounds. Gates has paid Jobs a visit after he got ill and the topics of their conversations were not just about technology (they did discuss Jobs’ dream yacht that he never got to sail on), but also about family.

As a take-out, it’s telling to see how two of the industry’s giants have overcome their differences and despite the fierce rivalry remained in a friendly disposition to each other. Take a look at the interview right below.

source: AllThingsD



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20 Comments

1. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Gates popularized PCs, Jobs popularized touchscreen phones, now Google is using the popularity of both and gradually combining them into one OS that will gradually replace both.

2. fsnas

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

hmmf, that's what she said!

4. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Exactly.

14. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Yeah somewhat true :P

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

What was Jobs wearing for the interview in the thumbnail?

5. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

What an amazing man Bill Gates is, he brought on one of the largest Technology revolutions and strives forward to get rid of disease and world problems with his charity and money.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Maybe he should bring Microsoft, Google and Apple together and hammer out a cross licensing agreement. So everyone could get back to their respective business of making great tech devices.

10. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

The only thing I can think of that would be harder than ridding the world of diseases would be ridding the greed of three fierce business competitors. I think he's better off doing what he's doing.

7. xprimer

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

illuminati

15. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Agenda 21 Global Depopulation

8. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

The title of this article does not make any sense, at all............

9. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Read it again. Makes perfect sense.

12. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

'Bill Gates 2.0' interview focuses on the Microsoft founder after Microsoft Say it out lout, to yourself, without any pause. Proper puncutation helps. It can also mean life or death--example: "Let's eat, Grandpa" vs "Let's eat Grandpa." Trollololololol

13. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Tried your exercise and, again, made perfect sense. Sorry you're having such a hard time at it.

16. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

lmao then you don't understand proper punctuation and grammar.

17. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

I understand it perfectly, I'm just not one who needs to see perfect punctuation and grammar to understand what people are trying to say. I guess reading comprehension is becoming a lost skill in the age or spellcheckers and auto-correct.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good post man...very good post....

19. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Go f*ck yourself PA Mod, I expect an email ;-)

11. scorpio85

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

I hope to be at least 1% of the man Bill Gates is in my life.

20. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

It's amazing to see how much respect the two had for eachother, dispite there differences. Bill is a good man, and I wish him the best.

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