Jethro Nededog on Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s view of the two tech giants:
He said Jobs had “a very futuristic forward vision, almost a bit of the science fiction, ‘Here’s what life could be,’ but Bill Gates had more of an execution ability to build the things that are needed now, to build a company now, make the profits now, in the short-term.
More from Woz:
You really need the vision like Steve Jobs had, but the vision doesn’t go anywhere if you try to jump in and build products before they are cost effective for what they do, return on investment is there. It was during the time of the Macintosh that the world market grew 10 times and Apple did not go up with it.
Apple seems to have made up for the early disparity. Jobs view of business also contrasts sharply with Google which tries many different products but has, as has Microsoft, failed to diversify beyond the core business.