In all our outpourings over losing Steve Jobs so early, let’s never forget Bill Gates.

The quiet, unassuming Bill Gates who, with wife, Melinda, is now focusing on philanthropic work.

Though in his new book, Steve Jobs describes Gates as being “uncreative” and “better suited to philanthropic work”, the two were friends.

Or were they actually arch-enemies?

We’ll never know.

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Whatever the truth, it would be fair to say that as they grew older, they mellowed and had a mutual respect for each other and a shared vision.

We’d like to think each supported and were a sounding board for one another

Both were visionaries- in their own way.

The world has benefitted from this relationship.

So, Happy Birthday, Bill Gates.

As the article below says, you made Steve Jobs possible.