What does Invoice Gates take into consideration all that biting criticism from Steve Jobs within the biography launched after the Apple co-founder’s loss of life? That’s one query that wasn’t requested of Gates at his College of Washington look final week.
However the query was posed to the Microsoft co-founder by Christiane Amanpour as half of a phase on ABC’s “This Week” that appeared over the weekend. In Amanpour quoted Jobs’ remark within the ebook that Gates was “principally unimaginative and has by no means invented something… and shamelessly ripped off different individuals’s concepts.”
Gates, who had earlier stated that Jobs “did a implausible job,” had this to say in response.
Nicely, Steve and I labored collectively creating the Mac, we had extra individuals on it, did the important thing software program for it. So over the course of the 30 years we labored collectively, he stated quite a bit of very good issues about me, and he stated quite a bit of robust issues.
He confronted, a number of occasions at Apple, the very fact that their merchandise have been so premium-priced that they actually won’t keep within the market. So the very fact that we have been succeeding with excessive quantity merchandise — together with a spread of costs as a result of of we labored with a number of corporations — it’s robust.
And so the very fact that numerous occasions he felt beleaguered, he felt that he was the great man, we have been the dangerous guys, very comprehensible. I respect Steve, we started working collectively, we spurred one another on, whilst opponents. None of that bothers me at all.
Beforehand on GeekWire: Jobs: Microsoft ‘mostly irrelevant’ with Ballmer in charge