Bill Gates: But, no, it’s been fun to work together. I actually kind of miss some of the people who aren’t around anymore. You know, people come and go in this industry. It’s nice when somebody sticks around and they have some context of all the things that have worked and not worked. The industry gets all crazy about some new thing, you know, like, there’s always this paradigm of the company that’s successful is going to go away and stuff like that. It’s nice to have people seeing the waves and waves of that and yet, when it counted, to take the risk to bring in something new.
Walt: One last question and then we’ll go to the audience.
Kara: Oh, no, he didn’t answer us.
Steve Jobs: I haven’t answered.
Walt: Oh, I’m sorry.
Kara: He only talked about his secret gay marriage so…Oh, I thought that was your answer.
Steve Jobs: No, that wasn’t my answer. You know, when Bill and I first met each other and worked together in the early days, generally, we were both the youngest guys in the room, right? Individually or together. I’m about six months older than he is, but roughly the same age. And now when we’re working at our respective companies, I don’t know about you, but I’m the oldest guy in the room most of the time. And that’s why I love being here.
Walt: Happy to oblige. Happy to oblige.
Steve Jobs: And, you know, I think of most things in life as either a Bob Dylan or a Beatles song, but there’s that one line in that one Beatles song, “you and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.” And that’s clearly true here.
Walt: Oh, you know what? I think we should end it there. Let’s just end it there.
Kara: I have a little tear right here.
Walt: Thank you. Thank you very much.
Kara: Thank you so much.