Dissimilarity between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs in Gates own words
Bill Gates, founder of the world’s largest PC software company, Microsoft, and Steve Jobs, founder of one of the world’s most valuable brands, Apple, are two noted individuals and an organization in themselves in the field of technology. However, Bill Gates thoughts on Steve Jobs is quite interesting.
Business Insider quoted Gates explanation about their dissimilarity as Jobs as the one with a design mind-set, while he had a coder’s mind, focusing more on the architectural built. The apt definition came from a new book on Jobs called, “Becoming Steve Jobs”, co-written by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli.
Below is the excerpt from the book:
“He had an expectation of superlative things in his own work and in the products they would create. Steve had a design mind-set. When I get to a hotel room, I don’t go, ‘Oh, if I had designed this car I would have done this and this.’ People like Jony Ive and Steve Jobs are always looking at stuff that way. You know, I look at code and say, ‘Okay, this is architected well,’ but it’s just a different way of understanding the world. His most natural, innate sense was a world-class instinct about whether this or that object met certain standards. He had extremely high standards of what was shit, and what was not shit.”
Jobs suffered from a rare form of pancreatic cancer. He passed away on October 5, 2011 in Palo Alto, California at the age of 56.