FOX Business Network’s Liz Claman sat down in an exclusive interview with Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Charlie Munger to discuss Goldman Sachs, derivatives, Wall Street reform, taxes, technology, investments and the future of the United States economy, among other topics.
Two excerpts stood out for us:
Gates on Microsoft’s tablet projects:
“Microsoft has a lot of different tablet projects that we’re pursuing. We think that work with the pen that Microsoft pioneered will become a mainstream for students. It can give you a device that you can not only read, but also create documents at the same time.”
Gates and Buffett on Apple:
• Buffett: “Steve Jobs has done a terrific job. And there will be companies that excel. And occasionally they will excel because of luck, but usually they excel because of brains.”
• Gates: “Yes, I think both in general and in the specific, Apple’s done a great job.”
Full article, via GuruFocus, here.
MacDailyNews Take: It’s a miracle Gates croaked out a compliment for Apple. Buffett’s answer must have cowed him into it. As for Gates’ pen love, let it serve as a lesson: Don’t let yourself get married to an idea or the world might pass you by. iPad creates documents without a pen today, but, fortunately for luddites like Bill (and mitten/glove wearers), it also works with a stylus like this, too.
[Attribution: 9 to 5 Mac. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Manny S” for the heads up.]