Bill Gates alcuni giorni fa ha rilasciato un'intervista ad una emittente giovanile della BBC, nel programma Desert Island Discs.
Gli è stato chiesto di scegliere otto brani di musica, un libro e un accessorio indispensabili se dovesse trasferirsi su un'isola deserta.
La scelta del brano dei Beatles Two of Us ha permesso a Gates di riferirsi al suo rapporto con Steve Jobs.
Aggiungendo che il brano poteva anche riferirsi al loro rapporto.
Che, per quanto competitivo, non aveva impedito loro di lavorare insieme.
"Steve really is a singular person in the history of personal computing in terms of what he built at Apple. For some periods, we were completely allies working together – I wrote software for the original Apple II. Sometimes he would be very tough on you, sometimes he’d be very encouraging. He got really great work out of people.
In the early years, the intensity had always been about the project, and so then [when] Steve got sick, it was far more mellow in terms of talking about our lives and our kids. Steve was an incredible genius, and I was more of an engineer than he was. But anyway, it was fun. It was more of a friendship that was reflective, although tragically then he couldn’t overcome the cancer and died.”