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Bill Gates on Sparring Steve Jobs and the Imperfect iPad

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Gizmodo's favorite reader appeared yesterday in Larry King, along with his dad (who is quite the cool guy too). They talked everything, from his philanthropic work to the iPad and his relationship with Steve Jobs. Here are the highlights:

About Steve Jobs
"Steve's brilliant. Done very good work."

"We enjoy sparring with each other."

About the iPad
[The iPad] "still isn't the device that I would take to a meeting, because it just has no [pen] input..."
[The perfect tablet] "where I can use the pen, where I can use voice. There are solutions in the labs that are starting to look very good."


About Facebook
"I certainly look at my kids' Facebook accounts. They are young enough that is still appropriate."
Bill Gates


My favorite bit is from his father, William Henry Gates, Sr., however. On Facebook and Twitter:

"I'm really embarrassed. I'm just not into that."

You shouldn't be embarrassed at all, sir. In any case, we all should be embarrassed of using them, so I can only applaud you not being into that.