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La lettera di Bill Gates a Steve Jobs 28.01.12

Bill Gates scrisse una lunga lettera a Steve Jobs sul loro rapporto spesso conflittuale, una volta appresa la gravità dello stato di salute del fondatore di Apple.
Una lettera che toccò Steve Jobs a tal punto che la volle tenere accanto al letto sino alla fine.

I told Steve about how he should feel great about what he had done and the company he had built. I wrote about his kids, whom I had got to know... There was no peace to make. We were not at war. We made great products, and competition was always a positive thing. There was no [cause for] forgiveness.

[...] Steve was an incredible genius who contributed immensely to the field I was in. We had periods, like the early Macintosh, when we had more people working on it than they did. And then we were competitors. The personal computers I worked on had a vastly higher [market] share than Apple until really the last five or six years, where Steve's very good work on the Mac and on iPhones and iPads did extremely well. It's quite an achievement, and we enjoyed each [other's work]... He spent a lot of his time competing with me. There are lots of times when Steve said [critical] things about me. If you took the more harsh examples, you could get quite a litany.