Bill Gates Wrote Steve Jobs A Letter He Kept By His Death Bed

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Cooketh

Jobs was a narcissist who refused to accept modern medical treatment when he was diagnosed with cancer.

The moron that he was, thinking he was super-human and invincible, he simply woke up from his ridiculous delusions far too late. By the time he had done something reasonable to treat the cancer, he was already a dead man.

Here's a guy who had such unbelievable ego he literally took his survival rate with cancer from 90% down to 10%. All because he's an egotistical narcissist.

What has Gates been doing with his life after his career? Wiping out and curing polio world wide.

Pretty easy to see, for me at least, that one man is simply a more moral, realistic, down to earth man. If there was proof of God, and I'm not saying there is, this is it.

End Rant- Just tired of people being shocked and empathetic to an ass who pretty much killed himself via a twisted greedy self righteous persona he liked to carry.
Sad that he died, but I for one will not miss him. His fate was the result of his choices.

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JCCIII

Bill Gates’ philanthropies over at FoxConn, in China, along with equally pleasant memories of Steve Jobs, really have left a mark on our world, a Walmark!

FoxConn surpasses $60 billion, which is, itself, only surpassed by the harm and death of its employees.

I do not want or need a new thinly-improved, advertisement-driven, root-kit device every three months, shouting out, me, at all costs.

Thanks Apple; thanks Microsoft.

Sincerely, Joseph C. Carbone III

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nightkiller

not one comment on windows being developed on drugs.

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titan8813

Why does the title of this article not have anything to do with the content? Seriously, nothing else about a death-bed letter is mentioned in the article.

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h e x e n

See, Gates strikes me as a genuine person, a real down to earth, caring individual. His contributions can be seen and felt far beyond that of the tech industry.

Jobs reminds me of a five year old after not getting the toy he wanted at Wal Mart.

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nduanetesh

Heh. "...ruled the roast..."

http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/rule+the+roost

What you wrote implies that he was the king of beef. :-)

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p47riot

I was thinking more along the lines of the Comedy Central variety...

However, Jeff Ross currently holds the title of "Roastmaster General"

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Gezzer

I should paraphrase this by saying I was a teenager in the 70's and yes I did have a misspent youth. If that has made me a more "broader" or "creative" person I can't say. It's not something I'm ashamed nor proud about. It's simply a phase of my life that I went threw, nothing more.

As for what Steve Jobs said about Bill Gates I can really see him thinking that. Consider that, other then in a competitive nature, Gates was much more like Steve Wozniak then Jobs, a true geek.
Jobs creativeness was never geeky in nature. The geeks engineered his visions for him. Then he sold the results to the world. Could you ever see Jobs at anytime of his life with a pocket protector filled with pens carrying a slide rule? How about Gates or Wozniak? Jobs would be too "cool" to do something like that. In fact I don't think Job's comment was to suggest that Gates needed to get stoned, but try to be more "cool". Whatever that really means.
Which is actually a bit ironic considering that geek is now considered by many to be the new cool. Then again they might of meant Job's version of geek, the trendy "hipster geek"

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Holly Golightly

You know, Steve was a hothead for insults. Anyone who did not agree with him was a person who stood in the way of progress... At least in his mind. This is a personality many simply just cannot relate to. Therefore, many people would much rather buy the competition since there is no image pasted onto the product. I am not a hipster, so why should I ever purchase anything that begins with a lowercase letter? I am a PC gamer, and power is what I like. I simply can not get this on a Mac. Although, I will admit, the iPad is selling. I'd much rather save that money for something of equal or greater value.

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aferrara50

I have multiple of each platform and each serves its own purpose. One thing I that makes no sense to me is that apple products are made at foxconn while the price of the product is similar to that of one made in taiwan (generally higher prices and quality).

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tekknyne

Yeah, I'm still having a hard time with Jobs' message. The guy sub-contracts Foxconn to export some jobs and enslave a few thousand Chinese workers and he has advice about being a "broader" and more open-minded person. It's a bit of a conundrum.

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routine

See, your first mistake is you think Steve Jobs was a liberal. I read the book.

A liberal doesn't tell the president of the United States the problem with our public schools are the unions, and that we need a meritocracy in it's place. A liberal wouldn't tell the president that the reason he can't open a factory in the US is because of high taxes and regulations.

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Nimrod

Yeah its to bad. If he had been a "liberal" maybe he would have opened his factories here and that way he would have gone out of business!

What you believe in is a fairy tale that doesnt actually exist. But hey, if there went stupid consumers like you there wouldnt be anyone for producers like Jobs and me to feed our bullshit to.

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OCFRED

Don't be a player hater, rule changes like the lamented group "B" demise (FIA 1986) make it tough to stay competitive in any game; being flexible is just evolution to current realities.

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tekknyne

Everyone would benefit from dropping acid once in their lives... well, at least doing some mushrooms. There's a reason why republicans are the way they are- most of them have never even visited another country let alone tripped balls and opened their minds. That's why they're called conservatives or less-politely: scared of change.

Ironic that Jobs would make that recommendation, he always seemed like a doosh.

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Nimrod

Try saying that at Bohemian Grove.

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routine

Hrmm... I probably dropped more acid, ate more shrooms, and did more drugs than you can even dream about.

I've been all over these United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean. I've been all over Europe, driven 160 mph on the Autobahn. Hell, I even smoked a joint at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

I've been to South Africa and Mozambique. I've been to a tiny island in the Indian Ocean and saw first-hand how people live there -- the same as their fathers and mothers did 1,000 years ago -- with no electricity or running water.

I am a registered Republican.

Who's the ignorant one now?

And by the way, "doosh" is spelled d-o-u-c-h-e.

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tekknyne

wikipedia / Cacography

You're welcome.

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shommy2002

and the dumbest statement of the day goes to?!?!?! tekknyne!!!

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austin43

I applaud you for somehow taking something totally irrelevant to the subject, and adding it to the conversation.

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tekknyne

All in good fun mate :)

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Havok

Now, can you show me where on the toy doll did the Republicans touch you?

I looooove it when doorknobs spew anti-political party lines for no good reason. Doesn't add to the conversation unless the story is a bout party 'A' or party 'B'

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gatorXXX

He's just upset that the conservatives want citizens to work and make a life for themselves instead of depending on government to do it for them.

Steve Jobs was an incredible hack of a human being. Sure, he was smart and an incredible marketing guru, but that doesn't make him anymore special than anyone else. In my eyes, he was evil and sorry to say, deserved what he got....death. I'm sure alot of you don't agree but that's my opinion.

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Keith E. Whisman

I completely agree with you GatorXXX. I read about 3/4 of the book and I just got too sick of the bullshit and too pissed off to read anymore of it. I've lived clean and obeyed the law all my life and I'm poor as shit and this fucking hippy gets high and spends most of his life high on dope and not showering and he gets the best jobs and makes billions. He was certainly the king of all douche bags.

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OCFRED

Nothing like watching heavyweights sparring, one good hit to the jaw and it's lights out. From a business and shareholder equity prospective suits appreciate the MS approach to evisicrating challenging foes. Mr. Mac on the other hand could just fly from the seat of his pants in regards to risk and create entrirely new opportunties with faith in demand materializing (see Pixar). I'm taking away that open collaboration and mutual encouragment will continue yeilding far more equitiable dividends long term, just without the rockstar trust to show for it.

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EscoDaddy

No Steve, acid wouldnt have helped develop the world's most used OS.
It wouldnt have helped develop the Xbox, Xbox Live, or Xbox 360.
It wouldnt have established MS early ventures in smartphones/PDAs before you combined your mp3 player and made the hipster phone.
I remember seeing the integrated coffee-table PC years back....

R.I.P, but your description of Bill is just a hint at your jealousy. Gates did just stroke checks for a sum of $1.1 billion for his foundation.

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Mr.Rager22

You wouldn't know because you've clearly never tried it. Hallucinogens are conscious enhancers. Some artists/inventors claim it stimulates creativity - and I can vouch for that.

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aferrara50

agreed. Why waste ur life with using drugs when you u can have any "toy" in the world or invent/have one made.

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tekknyne

Not sure that the article said it would help develop Windows- just that Gates would be a "broader" guy if he did. Honestly though, if Gates is doing all this awesome stuff and he's never touched any drugs -- live and let live. He's got my respect. More business owners and CEO's could take a page out of that playbook.

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