Gates: Apple keeps stealing all our best ideas

I love it when Bill gets all defensive and pissed off in interviews, like when someone tweaks him a little bit and he just turns into this absolute pissy little bitch. Like here in this interview with Newsweek where he gets all testy because Levy, like everyone else, is dumping on Vista. But the real howler is when Bill says that Vista isn’t a cheap knock-off of our Apple OS X, that in fact Apple stole its ideas from Microsoft. Riiight. We saw those super-cool early Vista ideas, liked them so much we raced into our time machine and went back in time and used Bill’s ideas to build the NeXT operating system in the 1980s. Then we used those same ideas again when we made OS X in the 1990s and released it in 2001. Just like in “Back to the Future.” And now in 2007 Microsoft is finally arriving with the real goods because, uh, they spent the past twenty years getting the job done right. And they don’t have a time machine. Or whatever. My favorite Gates quote:

If you just want to say, “Steve Jobs invented the world, and then the rest of us came along,” that’s fine.

Um, actually, you know what, Bill? I like the sound of that. Or you could say, “Steve Jobs invented the world, and the rest of us just live in it.” That’d be swell too. Great. Glad that’s settled. You friggin thief.

PS if you’re wondering about that wire going into his ear? It’s where he gets his instructions from Satan.