- 1983 Apple Event, Macintosh Software Dating Game：早期不可一世的Steve Jobs，諂媚的Bill Gates，與今相比頗有趣。
- 1997 MacWorld Boston：重回蘋果的 Steve Jobs，宣佈微軟投資衰弱的蘋果等決定，並讓 Bill Gates 出現在 MacWorld 大螢幕上。(YouTube影片 from “Macworld Boston 1997-Full Version")
(一) Steve Jobs v.s. Bill Gates
Walt:Was there something you might have done differently where you could have had a bigger market share for the Mac. Is there something you regret?
There’s a lot of things that happened that I’m sure I could have done better when I was at a Apple the first time and a lot of things that happened after I left that I thought were wrong turns, but it doesn’t matter. It really doesn’t matter and you kind of got to let go of that stuff and we are where we are. So we tend to look forward.
And, you know, one of the things I did when I got back to Apple 10 years ago was I gave the museum to Stanford and all the papers and all the old machines and kind of cleared out the cobwebs and said, let’s stop looking backwards here. It’s all about what happens tomorrow. Because you can’t look back and say, well, gosh, you know, I wish I hadn’t have gotten fired, I wish I was there, I wish this, I wish that. It doesn’t matter. And so let’s go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday.
S. Jobs舉了Google Maps iPhone App的例子，認為這個和 Google 合作開發出來的app比其他的都棒：
great client app + great cloud service = more incredibly powerful than browser
p.s.這想必就是 iPhone App (Store) 的概念
B. Gates認為是full screen的tablet
S.Jobs認為 PC 依然會是 general purpose 的 digital hub，依然會繼續在我們身邊，但 post-pc device 會是 specific purpose device，即使其硬體本質依然是電腦。
p.s. 由此理念可知，iPad 搭載的當然該是 iPhone OS 而不是 Mac OS。
there’s that one line in that one Beatles song, “you and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.” And that’s clearly true here.
ps. Beatles, Two of Us 的歌詞
Steve Jobs: People say you have a lot of passion for what you’re doing, and it’s totally true and the reason is, ah, because it’s so hard, but if you don’t, any rational person would give up. (YouTube影片)
- 滿詳細的參考資料：[ metamuse ]: Bill Gates v.s. Steve Jobs @ D5 2007 @ 羊男實驗の咖啡館
- 整段影片下載 from iTunes Podcast: Steve Jobs and Bill Gates at D5 Conference (本文時間軸依據)
- 部份對話原文來源：Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Session Transcript、精簡版對話原文