Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Extremely Interesting Interview

This is the first of 11 video segments of an interview with Bill Gates and Steve Jobs from 2007. They are interviewed by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal.  The interview is fascinating in many respects, not the least because we now know the future to which they are speculating about in the conversation.  It is also great to hear them talk about their personal motivations and what they regard as the strength in the other.   And both of them refer to changes in business models to support technical innovation.   Without saying it this way, Apple had a huge win with the iPod and iTunes because the music companies screwed up when Napster appeared and because Sony didn't know how to write software for the Walkman, either of which would have preempted the iPod/iTunes bundle.

BTW, to find segment 9 I had to go to segment 10 first.  Then segment 9 appeared in the right sidebar.

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