Skip to comments.Bill Gates loses his grip on reality
Posted on 02/05/2007 12:10:48 PM PST by JohnSheppard
We Mac users hear a lot about Steve Jobs reality distortion fieldthe aura of his charisma its sanguine effect on the Apple faithful. If Steven Levys recent Newsweek interview with Microsoft chairman Bill Gates is any example, Gates reality is pretty distorted too. But Im not so sure it has as much to do with charisma as it does with self-delusion.
In excerpts of the interview published on the Newsweek Web site, Gates said that the newly released Vistas selling point to the average consumer is features likes Sidebar and its ability to handle large amounts of photos, HD movies and DVD burning.
Sound familiar? Apples been doing digital photos, movies and DVD burning for years with its iLife software suite. As for Sidebar? Thats Vistas way of running mini-applications called gadgets. But you probably know them as Dashboard and widgetsfeatures of Mac OS X ever since Apple released Tiger.
Incredibly, Gates actually gets offended when Levy suggests that Microsoft ripped off some of Mac OS X in Vistas features, look and feel:
You can go through and look at who showed any of these things first, if you care about the facts. If you just want to say, Steve Jobs invented the world, and then the rest of us came along, thats fine.
(Excerpt) Read more at macworld.com ...
Is Bill Gates still supporting Rev. Jesse Jackson?
It goes back a lot farther than that.
Didn't Gates glom onto and snatch the GUI that Jobs saw at Xerox Palo Alto before Apple could go to market with it?
Nope, they extorted code from Apple by saying that they wouldn't produce Word and Excel for the Mac unless they got the code and a license.
Bill never went to PARC.
Wow, an article from Macworld ganking on MS. Shocking.