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Bill Gates on Steve Jobs (thegatesnotes.com)
549 points by hornokplease on Oct 6, 2011 | hide | past | web | favorite | 13 comments

For all the amazing contributions, fierce competition and larger than life personas of both Jobs and Gates, it really takes something like this to remember that when all is said and done, they are both just human beings sharing the same experiences and ups and downs we all do.

Thanks to both of you for all that you've done for people like myself. Even though most of us never knew you personlly, we'll all miss you Steve!

Gates' statement makes me really feel the generational shift in the computer industry. They were the two largest figures of their generation and now...

Right. Jobs passing away is now an opportunity for some leader to inspire Silicon Valley and the world. Life goes on.

Steve on his relationship with Bill Gates http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM8K1yexO6s&feature=playe...

This interview is one of my fav. I just marvel at Steve's impeccable clarity of thoughts!

> "... an insanely great honor."

Nice phrase.

In case you didn't know, "insanely great" is a reference to the demo of the first Mac: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KkENSYkMgs#t=4m50s

Thanks. I hadn't caught that.

From the All Things D conference: "There's that one line in that one Beatles song, 'You and I have memories that stretches out longer than the road ahead' and that's clearly true here."


The only time I saw Jobs laugh other than something scripted at WWDC, was when he was talking with Gates (things like "Bill taught the world the important of ctrl, alt and del").


Steve's passing is a great loss. Let's not get into petty debates about Jobs vs Gates at least on HN.

I thought I was honoring his memory but fine, I'll take it down.

Leave that for Slashdot

Every superhero needs an archrival. In many ways - they helped build each other's careers. I don't doubt Bill Gate's sincerity here.

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