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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Real World: I'm a PC, I'm a Mac

transcript and original video can be found at D5: All things Digital. You can download it free via iTunes Music Store here: video, or for audio-only via Macenstein

i grew up in the PC era. i came of age in a time when technologies compete--- windows v. macs v. linux is the norm. Often this competition would reach religious fever.

It is refreshing to see two industry giants who've transformed in their own way how everyone on this planet is entertained, can communicate, interacts, does work and be creative and innovative can come together and we discover that the angel and the devil are not all that different. at the core of everything, both Bill Gates and Steve Jobs just want to "work" and do exciting and innovative things in their respective spaces and in their own way.

anyone interested in competing in technology or in business can draw inspiration from these two giants. i for one have new found respect for both bill gates and steve jobs. if you've seen those Apple commercials, these guys are the real PC and Mac guys.


Gregory said...

Hi Cocoy -
I wanted to share with you Bill Gates' Address to the Harvard Class of 2007. Inspiring - especially for people who believe in the transforming power of the Internet.

Here are some lines that hopefully will resonate:

For a few hours every week, you can use the growing power of the Internet to get informed, find others with the same interests, see the barriers, and find ways to cut through them. Don't let complexity stop you. Be activists. Take on the big inequities. It will be one of the great experiences of your lives.

I hope you will judge yourselves not on your professional accomplishments alone, but also on how well you have addressed the world's deepest inequities … on how well you treated people a world away who have nothing in common with you but their humanity.


Personally (and this is me talking now, not Bill Gates), I am glad that I have discovered a group of bloggers who have enlightened ideas and who want to engage in dialog with others in order to come up with solutions to problems.

Not sure if you'll be able to read the speech. WSJ requires registration. However, if there's a way for me to send the speech to you so that you can share it with your readers, that would be great.