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.
Here’s the interview as it aired last night.
- Source Comedy Central