A timeless moment yesterday morning, on CNN: Bill Gates being interviewed by Miles O’Brien on the launch of Vista, Microsoft’s new operating system. So after some introductory niceties, O’Brien delivers the question everybody is asking, in an amazingly smooth and charming tone: “Doesn’t this all look very much like Mac OS X?” Gates horrified. Goes on and on about users “now working with photos and communicating at the same time.” O’Brien smiling politely along. Then, next question: “For existing Windows users, does it make sense to upgrade to Vista now?” Gates: “Yes, uhmmm, here’s why […], You Can Now Send Files Over The Internet.” O’Brien mercifully ends the segment.
It was not until yesterday that I realized the PC guy in the current Apple commercials actually depicts Bill Gates himself.