So this week's resignation announcement from Steve Jobs has many of us looking back through the archives, compiling old interviews and articles, and summarizing the accomplishments of Apple and its iconic co-founder.
It's prompted me to look back not only at what Steve and Apple have done in the past 30-plus years, but what the tech industry as a whole has created in that time. We're all familiar with the stories of famous rivalries and stolen (or "borrowed"/cheaply purchased) technologies in the PC and software industries. It hasn't always been pretty.
It's quite interesting then, to find two of the tech industry's most famous sparring partners (and sometimes, business venture partners), Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, sharing a stage and chatting about their careers in this D5 (All Things Digital, 2007) conference panel interview.
The panel discussion begins when the two great entrepreneurs are asked to describe the other's impact on technology and our daily lives. Quite an interesting opportunity to hear these two gentlemen speak. This is something our grandkids will probably watch someday.
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1. Steve Jobs resignation: reactions from Wozniak, et al. - Bloomberg via YouTube.
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3. Discussion with Steve Jobs & John Lasseter - Charlie Rose.
4. The ultimate Steve Jobs resignation linkfest - Abnormal Returns.