Bill Gates Thought It Was Dumb For Apple To Bring Back Steve Jobs
According to Steve Jobs' biographer Walter Isaacson, Bill Gates went into "orbit" when he heard that Apple's ex-CEO Gil Amelio was buying NeXT and bringing Steve Jobs back to the company.
Gates apparently told him, "Do you really think Steve Jobs has anything there? ... I know his technology, it's nothing but warmed over UNIX, and you'll never make it work on your machines ... Don't you understand that Steve doesn't know anything about technology? He's just a super salesman. I can't believe your making such a stupid decision. ... He doesn't know anything about engineering, and 99% of what he says and thinks is wrong. What the hell are you buying that garbage for?"
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