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Comment on "Wired on Steve and Bill's Social Status"
by patrick — Jan 26
It's an exercise in futility trying to judge from public appearances who is the 'better' person, Jobs or Gates. They both strike me as about as friendly as you can expect from a successful business man. The interesting question, I think, is why Jobs is perceived to be better person, by some people.

Why is it that when Jobs has his company's home page changed (free) to alleviate a temporary set-back in New Orleans (and generate goodwill for Apple in the process) he earns widespread applause. And why is it that when Gates uses his own money (billions) to help solve long term, hard problems, everybody yawns? Now this would make for an interesting article...
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