Steve Jobs on Bill Gates: “He ripped off other people’s ideas”
Steve Jobs, who passed away from an illness not too long ago, had some strong feelings about his rival and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. In his upcoming biography, Jobs stated that Gates “ripped off other people’s ideas.” On top of that, Jobs believed that Android was a “stolen product.”
“Steve Jobs,” which is slated to be one of the most highly anticipated biographies of the year, author Walter Isaacson reveals that the Apple CEO had some harsh feelings about his longtime rival, Bill Gates.
In fact, Bill Gates also had some harsh words to say about Steve Jobs. Gates would describe Jobs as “fundamentally odd” and “weirdly flawed as a human being.” According to Gates, Jobs had a tendency to be “either in the mode of saying you were shit or trying to seduce you.”
Huffington Post was able to snag an early copy of the biography and revealed Jobs’ true feelings about Bill Gates. “Bill is basically unimaginative and has never invented anything, which is why I think he’s more comfortable now in philanthropy than technology. He just shamelessly ripped off other people’s ideas.”
Jobs is also quoted saying, “He’d be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger.”
Microsoft’s Bill Gates was not the only one who received harsh words in the biography. When talking about Google’s Android operating system, Jobs was quoted saying, “I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this.”
Jobs passed away on October 5th 2011 following a lengthy battle with Pancreatic Cancer.
This biography is slated to be a hot pick and rightfully so. You can pre-order Steve Jobs’ biography at Amazon.comFurther reading: Apple, Bill Gates, Microsoft, Steve Jobs