This isn't fair of course, because Gates changed the First World as much as, if not more so, than Jobs, we just have short memories. And just because someone didn't get involved with charity doesn't mean they haven't had a huge impact on the world. This isn't a Jobs bashing post (for once) it's more of a pro-Bill post.
It kills Bill Gates, I mean really kills him, that he developed and pushed the tablet device for years, convinced it was the future but was unable to make a success of it, and then Jobs came in with the iPad and made it a hit almost overnight. Watch the D5 conference from 2007. Watch Jobs, when Bill as he says he's convinved tablet computing is going to be a hit, even though it's currently failing. Watch Jobs bite his lip. The sly old bugger.
It's a great conference. You should definitely watch it in full [http://castroller.com/Podcasts/St...]. You can really appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of both men.
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