Skip to comments.Steve Jobs Shocker: Bill Gates Should Have Dropped Acid
Posted on 10/24/2011 10:59:42 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
Steve Jobs called long-time rival and Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates as "unimaginative" and not really a product person, according to a biography of the deceased Apple Inc chief executive.
"Bill is basically unimaginative and has never invented anything, which is why I think he's more comfortable now in philanthropy than technology," Jobs told author Walter Isaacson. "He just shamelessly ripped off other people's ideas."
Steve Jobs, the Apple founder and former CEO who invented and masterfully marketed ever-sleeker gadgets that transformed everyday technology, from the personal computer to the iPod and iPhone, has died at age 56. Read more
"He'd be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger," Jobs added.
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IIRC, both Jobs and Gates ripped off Xerox.
“...Jobs... ripped off Xerox.”
yes your company is more inventive.. (using BSD now..) and it was saved by making a replacement for the Walkman.. but in real computing, i.e. BUSINESS apple is a boutique tool at best nice for artists and music people, and snobs that want to be happy that they paid 30% more for the same thing.. but in real world Micro$oft is the winner for actually doing things.
Oh and the apple ][ as not inventive not one part in it was created by Apple just assembled off the shelf parts with some tweaking. (commodore was for the $ better I think)
You don’t know that Xerox invented the first GUI?
He didn’t? (I always thought that was how Windows Vista came to be)
The Mac interface as in many ways a copy of Xerox heck there is even a video that shows them using the first “mouse” that the speaker says he hopes gets a different name...
“the apple ][ as not inventive not one part in it was created by Apple just assembled off the shelf parts with some tweaking.”
And so was the PC platform for that matter.
Has Jobs claimed to have invented the first GUI?
Gee, thanks Steve. And, you should have had your operation when the doctors told you to, instead of treating it with vegetables & roots.
How'd that work out for ya?
I can't imagine it either. :)
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See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PARC_%28company%29 for an overview, and most especially, the Alto and Star. Xerox PARC, Alan Kay and others, can rightfully claim paternity for windowed graphical user interfaces and the mouse.
And Ethernet and the Laser Printer, if anyone is counting.
Whether this is a “rip off” or not is debatable but that Xerox did the R&D is not.
I believe it was Al Gore. :-)
Yes Boca Raton did not do much in the way of inovation either but those 3 magic letters changed the computer market to the PC market.
(I collected compouters, have IBM PC XT and AT & Jr Apple ][+ Apple /// and a Lisa and Kapro IV and 16 (among many others)
Apple’s genius was in marketing to a segment of the population willing to pay more in order to feel like they’re “cool” and/or somehow unique.
No but the article tries to show him as being very “inovative” and that M$ was not.. as it turns out Apple was not a lot more innovative if you really look at the history. sort of like repackaging new deal/socialism as hope and change.. new package but same stuff.
Thanks for the info., bigbob.
I was wondering whether or not Jobs claimed to have invented any of the aforementioned technology/hardware/software.
The last time I considered buying an Apple computer, it was in the range of 150% more.
“No but the article tries to show him as being very inovative...”
In all fairness, Jobs didn’t right the article. The paper/reporter’s trying to exploit Jobs achievements and Apples popularity.
The first graphical interface was invented by Xerox at PARC. The machine was called the Alto.
I don’t think Jobs ever said he invented the GUI. Or the mouse. He did “rip them off”.
As far as Apple goes today Mac OS X is built on BSD. Which is a POSIX compliant unix OS. Jobs did not invent Unix, that is for sure:)
Jobs scabbed other peoples work too. But in a much prettier way than Gates...