Friday, June 1, 2007

Jobs Vs Gates

D5 interviewed Steve Jobs and Bill Gates in an incredible 7 part interview available here. This is a great interview and well worth the time if you have about an hour or so to kill. It is really fascinating to hear Jobs (aapl) and Gates (msft) talk about the history of the PC and software. When discussing the Apple commercials Jobs says “PC guy is great! He has a big heart.” Gates replies by saying “his mother loves him.” Gates takes this riff well and laughs it off, but you can tell he was not thrilled with the way Microsoft was portrayed in the Apple ad campaign.

Jobs does a great job of teasing the audience about new products and the applications used in the iPhone. He discusses in detail (in video #3) the map application used on the iPhone and how Google played a role in its development. Jobs and Gates discuses there vision of what technology will bring in the next five years. Gates says that applications will begin to use more sensory functions and larger screens. Jobs on the other hand, said that he sees the future is in smaller devices such as iPods and iPhones.

Gates discusses 3D applications as a possible futuristic alternative to today’s standard windows applications. This could be truly revolutionary with some of the applications he discusses as far as video conference calls and video games.

What a great interview and a very insightful look at two of today’s most innovative entrepreneurs.

Disclosure: Long AAPL

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