Steve Jobs and Bill Gates discussion from D 2007

Posted on Thursday, May 31 2007 @ 16:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Engadget published a lot of coverage from yesterday's discussion between Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and a couple of others. Here's a snip:
They look totally comfortable up there together! But no I'm a PC / I'm a Mac thing though. Ah well. Walt mentions an old print ad: "Thousands of people have discovered the Apple computer." Steve: We had some very strange ads back then... Walt: Most people don't know that there was some MS software in that first Apple computer!

Gates is sooo reminiscing, talking about Altairs and Woz and floating point -- Jobs interrupts. Jobs: Let me tell the story! [Huge laughter.] Chatting about Woz not authoring floating-point BASIC -- Microsoft sold Apple their floating-point BASIC app for $31,000. The trip, apparently, was fun! Walt wants to know what was the most fun, though. Talking about the original Mac... Bill: What Steve had planned was intended to be a LOT more money. Steve kind of gave the eh-whatchagonna do look. Much laughter.
You can check it out at Engadget.

There's also some video coverage:

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