Former Microsoft CEO (and forever its co-founder) Bill Gates has been spending his days focused on and talking about philanthropic efforts, but of course he can't help but to be asked about the tech industry — past, present, and future. Veteran newswoman Christiane Amanpour featured Gates on her eponymous ABC news show this week to talk about the G20 summit but still devoted some time at the end of the interview to ask him about Steve Jobs — specifically, Jobs in his biography accusing Gates of being "unimaginative" and shamelessly ripping off ideas. For his part, Gates seemed unphased by the jab and instead focused on their mutual success despite different approaches to the market. "The fact that at various times he felt beleaguered, he felt like he was the good guy, we were the bad guys, you know, very understandable," he said. Check out the full video below!
Elsewhere, speaking at the University of Washington, Gates was asked his thoughts on the future of technology, wherein he speculated a focus on redefining screens. "The next generation is either a screen that you can fold out to any size you want, like a scroll, or more likely it’s simply projecting on to your retina." Well, we know at least one of those ideas is definitely in the works for the near-term future (i.e. flexible displays) — and to Gates' presumed delight, there's a chance one of them will be running Windows Phone.