Who Said It: Gates or Jobs?

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About This Quiz

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs: self-made geeks who got very rich and just a wee bit drunk with power. Hey, we're not saying it's wrong. If we were the lords of the technology universe, maybe we'd say these things, too. Can you guess who said what?

"I was worth over $1,000,000 when I was 23, and over $10,000,000 when I was 24, and over $100,000,000 when I was 25, and it wasn't that important because I never did it for the money."

You're wondering why Mother Teresa wasn't an option, right? Nope, it's Jobs.


"I have $100 billion ... You realize I could spend $3 million a day, every day, for the next 100 years?"

Gates. It makes sense since he was the richest man in the world for 13 consecutive years.


"I want to put a ding in the universe."

We consider ourselves \"dinged,\" Steve.


"Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window."

This is Steve Wozniak, Jobs' former partner in crime. We've all been there, Woz.


"Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all."

This is JFK. It does sound a bit subdued for the other two.


"It's rare that you see an artist in his 30s or 40s able to really contribute something amazing."

Jobs was 29 when he said this to Playboy in 1985.


"Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one."

So true, Bill.


"The word "user" is the word used by the computer professional when they mean 'idiot.' "

Could have easily slipped from the mouth of Gates or Jobs, but it's Dave Barry.


"The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy."

While this quote does come from an interview attributed to Bill Gates, the interview was, in fact, a spoof.


"He'd be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger."

Jobs, talking about his rival. Yeah, thinking about Bill Gates saying this makes us giggle, too.


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