Shocker: Bill Gates Admits Steve Jobs ‘Was Always Cooler Than Me’

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Steve Jobs. Bill Gates. I’ve always relished any opportunity to see either of the two information-age titans reference the other (this ultra-rare instance of the two sparring side-by-side during an All Things Digital conference still gives me goose bumps).

In this case, it was Bill Gates in his first appearance on the Stephen Colbert show last night when Colbert gingerly brought up Steve in the last moments of the conversation.

Colbert: You’re out there saving the world, and yet, you don’t have the cool factor. No offense, not the same cool factor like turtle-neck cool factor…does it ever bug you that you’re out there saving the world, and yet he’s, he’s, the memories of a cool guy? Did you ever want to be the cool guy?

Gates: Ah, he was always cooler than me.

Colbert: Yeah?

Gates: Yeah.

No kidding.

Here’s the interview as it aired last night.

  • Source Comedy Central
  • darkhuntress

    Gates was always the Geek and Jobs the Bad Boy.

  • _toddbloom

    I liked Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. :( I thought they were both amazing.

  • 5imo

    Its The Colbert Report not The Stephen Colbert show

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Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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