Monday, June 11, 2012

malcolm gladwell: steve jobs will be forgotten, but there will be statues of bill gates... [really?]

jun 11th, 2012 CE

from the san jose mercury news:

“Of the great entrepreneurs of this era, people will have forgotten Steve Jobs. ‘Who was Steve Jobs again?’ But … there will be statues of Bill Gates across the Third World. There’s a reasonable shot that — because of his money — we will cure malaria.”

— Journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell, during a recent speech, doesn’t seem to have high hopes about people’s memories — nor perhaps for books, movies (filming starts today on the one starring Ashton Kutcher) or news articles about the late Apple co-founder. Gladwell, author of bestsellers such as “Outliers” and “The Tipping Point,” also said that Microsoft co-founder Gates’ legacy will be his philanthropy, and that “no one will even remember what Microsoft is.”


non-carborundum said...

Bill Gates will be remembered for foiling the monopolistic ambitions of Jobs until they were realized with the ipod, iphone etc.

nizhal yoddha said...

one monopolist foiling another? :-) but of course.