CBS’s “60 Minutes” tonight is airing an interview with Steve Jobs’ biographer, Walter Isaacson, along with some of Isaacson’s recorded interviews with Jobs.
In a video segment that isn’t airing on “60 Minutes” tonight but has been included on CBS’ 60 Minutes Overtime site, Jobs talked about some of his rivals, including Microsoft, Bill Gates, Google and Facebook.
“Microsoft never had the humanities and the liberal arts in the DNA. It was a pure technology company. And they just didn’t get it,” Jobs said. “But Google’s the same way. They just don’t get it.”
In the video clip, Isaacson also talks about Jobs agreeing to meet with Google’s Larry Page, even though Jobs believed Google’s Android ripped off Apple.
Of Zuckerberg, Jobs said: “I admire Mark Zuckerberg. I only know him a little bit, but I admire him for not selling out, for wanting to make a company.”
The clip also gets into Jobs’ and Gates’ long and complicated relationship. Toward the end of Jobs’ life, Isaacson said, Gates called for a meeting and the two sat for three or four hours reminiscing about being “the grand old men of the digital age.” They also talked about their differences, with Jobs believing everything should be connected and integrated tightly, and Gates believing differently, that one’s software should be licensed.
Here’s the video from CBS’ 60 Minutes Overtime: