Bill Gates “Not Bothered” That Steve Jobs Called Him “Unimaginative”
3:34 pm, October 31st | by Hillary Reinsberg
There’s been a lot of talk surrounding Walter Isaacson’s official biography of Steve Jobs, some of it surrounding the unkind things Jobs had to say about his longtime competitor, Bill Gates. So, was Gates offended at being called “unimaginative”? Here’s what he had to say.
In an interview yesterday on “This Week,” Gates said he wasn’t too distraught over the fact that Jobs reportedly said he “had never invented anything.”
Gates attributed Jobs’ animosity towards him largely to industry competition:
“…He said a lot of very nice things about me and he said a lot of tough things. I mean, he faced several times at Apple the fact that their products were so premium priced they literally might not say in the marketplace. So, the fact that we were succeeding with high-volume products, including a range of prices, because of the way we worked with multiple companies, it’s tough.”
According to Gates, the fact that Microsoft was able to succeed on a larger scale with lower priced products, was hard for Jobs to stomach:
“He felt like he was the good guy and we were the bad guys. You know, very understandable. I respect Steve, we got to work together. We spurred each other on, even as competitors. None of that bothers me at all,” Gates added.
Watch what Gates had to say:
[via Daily Caller]