Bill Gates talks about his last visit with Steve Jobs, and a cancelled dinner!

Bill Gates was recently interviewed for television, and while the main focus was the work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the late Steve Jobs also got a mention. I don't want to spoil it for you, but in the clip above from CBS News' 60 Minutes, Gates emotionally talks about his last visit with Jobs, and how they talked about how education hasn't really been improved by technology yet.

The visit was also the subject of an interview with Walter Issacson for the Steve Jobs Biography. Gates also recalls how Jobs was engrossed in the construction of his super-yacht, Venus, and how he looked forward to spending time upon it.

And, on the subject of a cancelled dinner invitation that had been extended to Jobs, he called up Gates and said to his secretary:

"If he wants to know why, just tell him I'm an @$$#0!3"

Apologies in advanced for the Flash-only embed. Blame CBS, that's all they provided. Give it a watch if you can, and be sure to share your thoughts with us.

Source: CBS News

Richard Devine

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There are 6 comments. Add yours.

Spartacuswines says:

Are you kidding me, you posted a video of Steve Jobs in Flash format with a link from you iPhone App! What do you think Steve would say... Right now? WTF!

Richard Devine says:

I'm sure he'd be cursing CBS News ;-)

Rene Ritchie says:

Yeah, probably so they can do ad inserts on the video.

revtech says:

RD - Nice piece, thanks for posting this; loved it

Boomer Appleseed says:

Ah, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. Classic frenemies.

It’s a complex relationship – which you can witness in this video compilation of Steve Jobs best quotes about Microsoft: http://everystevejobsvideo.com/steve-jobs-bill-gates-and-microsoft-its-c...

WinFan1 says:

like em or hate em these two men have done something that many have tried to achieve or reproduce and failed. gotta have nothing but respect for the both of them.