Malcolm Gladwell: In 50 years, Steve Jobs will be forgotten and Bill Gates will be honored
In the year 2062, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will be a distant memory and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will be celebrated across the world, according to “Outliers” author Malcolm Gladwell. In a recent appearance at the Toronto Public Library’s Appel Salon, Gladwell discussed the work of both men in the context of time. ”I firmly believe that 50 years from now, [Bill Gates] will be remembered for his charitable work. No one will even remember what Microsoft is,” the author said. He continued, “And of the great entrepreneurs of this era, people will have forgotten Steve Jobs. Who’s Steve Jobs again? There will be statues of Gates across the third world.” 2062 is a long way off and while Gladwell’s predictions could certainly pan out, it’s also possible that John Gruber Jr.’s claim chowder file just got its first entry.
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History of the iPhone, dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs
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I made this movie in 2007 but never published it. Steve Jobs’ death reminded me of it. In 2000 I was living in a trailer park when Apple released the iMac DV, the first consumer machine that could edit video. I maxed out my credit card and got one. No film school, it was that computer that got me into films and provided me with the career I have today. Sad to lose Steve Jobs.