Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Feb 2007 22:01 UTC
In the News Apple chief executive Steve Jobs and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates have committed to a rare joint appearance at the fifth anniversary of the The Wall Street Journal's 'D: All Things Digital' conference later this year. The two men, both seminal figures in the development of the personal computer, will jointly discuss the history and future of the digital revolution in an unrehearsed, unscripted, onstage conversation on May 30 with D co-producers Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher.
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Too funny...
by ed1986 on Tue 20th Feb 2007 22:21 UTC
ed1986
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2006-10-03

The original "I'm a Mac" and "I'm a PC" guys...

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RE: Too funny...
by systyrant on Tue 20th Feb 2007 22:29 UTC in reply to "Too funny..."
systyrant Member since:
2007-01-18

It would be hilarious if they could get them to come out on stage and do that.

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RE[2]: Too funny...
by smashIt on Wed 21st Feb 2007 03:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Too funny..."
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

It would be hilarious if they could get them to come out on stage and do that.

but please the greenpeace-version ;)

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RE[2]: Too funny...
by archiesteel on Wed 21st Feb 2007 22:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Too funny..."
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

It's been done already...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHO8l-Bd1O4

All right, it's only a cartoon, but it's pretty funny...and it even has an uplifting message at the end! :-)

Edited 2007-02-21 22:00

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RE: Too funny...
by irbis on Tue 20th Feb 2007 22:33 UTC in reply to "Too funny..."
irbis Member since:
2005-07-08

"Too funny..."

Now if we could only get Richard "St. Gnucius" Stallmann & Linus Torvalds to appear in the same coference discussion with those two other guys, the discussion could get really interesting... ;-)

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RE[2]: Too funny...
by Decius on Wed 21st Feb 2007 00:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Too funny..."
Decius Member since:
2006-01-03

(Voice-over guy starts...)This Tuesday to Thursday prepare to be amazed and electrified by a never-before seen battle ROYALE EXTREEEEME!!!!! Richard "St. Gnucius" Stallmann & Linus "GNOME Crusher" Torvalds take on Bill "MoneyBags" Gates and Steve "Drink the Kool-Aid" Jobs in a winner takes all CAGE-MATCH! Who will walk away? You've wanted it for years...the personification of ALL flamewars has finally found expression in flesh and BLOOD! ONLY at the Wall Street RUMBLE, May 29-31!(End voice-over)

Seriously, having Gates and Jobs on stage together in an unscripted forum does have potential. I would be very interested in any follow-ups to this story.

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RE[3]: Too funny...
by tyrione on Wed 21st Feb 2007 08:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Too funny..."
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

One will be erudite and insightful. The other will be speaking as if he's still going through puberty.

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RE[3]: Too funny...
by RandomGuy on Wed 21st Feb 2007 21:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Too funny..."
RandomGuy Member since:
2006-07-30

Can't...stop...laughing
Man, you made my day!

Imagine Jobs using MacBooks instead of chairs, smashing them on Bill's back. Linus walks around and waves to the crowd while Stallman climbs up the wall of the cage, inch by inch heavily breathing, and grumbles "It may be a long struggle but my holy elbowdrop will crush you all. Especially you, Torvalds, betrayer!"
Then, suddenly, hundreds of MS-lawyers rush into the scene - all dressed like agent Smith, shouting: "MS has patented all possible fighting moves, you'll die, it's INEVITABLE!"
They hold Linus and Steve down while Gates slaps their faces until he gets tired.

The fight is generally considered really lame - until MS starts a Get-The-Facts-campaign, claiming that Bill clearly crushed them all.
Stallman is still climbing...

Edited 2007-02-21 21:42

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RE[2]: Too funny...
by sbergman27 on Wed 21st Feb 2007 02:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Too funny..."
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

"""Now if we could only get Richard "St. Gnucius" Stallmann & Linus Torvalds to appear in the same coference discussion with those two other guys, the discussion could get really interesting... ;-)"""

Maybe. But Richard would just refuse to talk to anyone until they agreed to use his terminology... and with the interesting interchange going on between the other three, few would notice or care. ;-)

Edited 2007-02-21 02:35

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RE: Too funny...
by Phloptical on Wed 21st Feb 2007 00:27 UTC in reply to "Too funny..."
Phloptical Member since:
2006-10-10

HA! I was just about to post the same comment.

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RE: Too funny...
by jlarocco on Wed 21st Feb 2007 01:15 UTC in reply to "Too funny..."
jlarocco Member since:
2005-09-14

Heh, I imagined:

Jobs: "Hi, I'm Steve Jobs."
Gates: "Hi, I'm Steve Jobs."
Jobs: "Huh? No, I'm Steve Jobs."
Gates: "Huh? No, I'm Steve Jobs."
Jobs: "You're taking this 'copy Apple' thing too far."
Gates: "You're taking this 'copy Apple' thing too far."

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RE[2]: Too funny...
by Anonymous Penguin on Wed 21st Feb 2007 02:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Too funny..."
Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

Absolutely hilarious ;)

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I got a dollar...
by systyrant on Tue 20th Feb 2007 22:29 UTC
systyrant
Member since:
2007-01-18

that says one of them 'can't make it'.

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I have a feeling SJ will have a felony
by yakirz on Tue 20th Feb 2007 22:30 UTC
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2006-05-11

indictment by the end of the conference, and BG will be exiting horizontally ;)

Edited 2007-02-20 22:30

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Akbar
by milatchi on Tue 20th Feb 2007 22:53 UTC
milatchi
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2005-08-29

"It's a trap!"
-Admiral Akbar

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Gates or Jobs
by sp29 on Tue 20th Feb 2007 23:52 UTC
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2006-01-04

I wonder who's taller..lol

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...
by monkeyhead on Wed 21st Feb 2007 02:28 UTC
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2005-07-11

Will that much ego all fit in one room?

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RE: ...
by sbergman27 on Wed 21st Feb 2007 03:18 UTC in reply to "..."
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

"""
Will that much ego all fit in one room?
"""

One can only assume that they are planning to use some sort of compression technology.

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RE[2]: ...
by brewmastre on Wed 21st Feb 2007 03:36 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
brewmastre Member since:
2006-08-01

"""
Will that much ego all fit in one room?
"""

One can only assume that they are planning to use some sort of compression technology.

H.264 or WMV? ;)

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RE[3]: ...
by Xaero_Vincent on Wed 21st Feb 2007 04:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
Xaero_Vincent Member since:
2006-08-18

OGG Vorbis/Theora :-)

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