Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Together in 2007 at D5. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are interviewed live together at the D5: All Things Digital conference. In this historic conversation, Jobs and Gates are asked to comment on each other’s greatest contributions to digital technology.
Bill Gates: “Steve gave a speech once, which is one of my favorites, where he talked about, in a certain sense, we build the products that we want to use ourselves. And so he’s really pursued that with incredible taste and elegance that has had a huge impact on the industry”.
Steve Jobs: “Bill built the first software company in the industry and I think he built the first software company before anybody really in our industry knew what a software company was, except for these guys” “And the business model that they ended up pursuing turned out to be the one that worked really well, you know, for the industry”