Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, and known as the person who introduced the Mac, iPhone and iPad died on October 5th 2011. His death caused sadness to millions around the world and hundreds of thousands of people around the world paid respects to him by holding small ceremonies in their communities.
Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, worked with Steve Jobs in the early years of Apple when Mac was being developed. In fact, Microsoft wrote the first software for Macintosh systems. The relationship between the two giants had seen a lot of ups and downs. Any one who has seen 'Pirates of the Silicon Valley' will know how Bill and Steve often worked very closely; and often not.
In a recent interview with Yahoo! Bill Gates spoke of his last meeting with Steve Jobs after he entered his house from the backdoor to meet him a few days before Steve departed. The interview is well worth watching for all technology addicts who are interested in the Bill-Steve relationship and how it developed over the years.
In the interview when Bill is asked about how he feels about Steve's death, his face says it all. Despite the periods of animosity between the two, it can be clearly seen how close both innovators were to each other. See the video below and you will definitely notice the respect both Bill and Steve had for each other despite being portrayed by media, and often by their fans, as bitter rivals. The video is worth watching and somewhat moving!