Geek.com reports that when Microsoft founder and chairman Bill Gates was interviewed on Larry King Live on CNN on Thursday he said that Appleâ€™s iPad is â€œnot quite there yetâ€, because he said that it doesnâ€™t have any â€œinputâ€, and is therefore not the sort of device that heâ€™d want to take to a meeting. Coincidentally, he says that Microsoft is working on such a meeting-friendly device. Ah. Geek.comâ€™s comment on the interview is pretty funny, they say that Gates canâ€™t move beyond mice, and that heâ€™s still thinking about mouse icons and cursors all the time. Crunch Gearâ€™s take on the interview is pretty on-point and funny too, especially the following comment:
â€œSince when have Apple products lived and died by how well they do in the corporate environment? The average person doesnâ€™t look at the iPad, and lust after all those Apps, but then say, â€˜You know, if only I could bring this into my team meeting, then itâ€™d be perfectâ€™â€!
Gates was generally quite nice about Apple during the interview though and said he enjoys â€œsparringâ€ with Steve Jobs whenever he gets the chance to work with him, so hopefully Jobs wonâ€™t be penning one of his â€œthoughts onâ€¦â€ open letters to Gates anytime soon!
By Maura Sutton, iPadForums.net
Source: Geek.com, Crunch Gear
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