This one is for Bill Gates.
He was 27 when I first met him. It was 1983 and he was in New York hustling a new laptop (the Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 100) that came with Microsoft software in ROM. I remember him rocking back and forth, as if to contain his impatience, when asked if there was an UNDO key.
In those days, before Microsoft became a software colossus, he or MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 28, 2008 6:34 AM ET
Not for the first time, Time Magazine has included Apple's (AAPL) CEO in its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Here's what Barbara Kiviat, who wrote the item, had to say:
"Steve Jobs is great at playing the countercultural icon. He's a college dropout who once backpacked around India looking for spiritual enlightenment, and he takes only $1 a year in salary. There are righteous MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 1, 2008 6:10 PM ET
Having already named it "Invention of the Year," Time Magazine didn't have to go far out on a limb to pick Apple's (AAPL) iPhone as the No. 1 gadget of 2007
Maryanne Murray Buechner made the selection and wrote the entry:
The iPhone changed the way we think about how mobile media devices should look, feel and perform. The design is exceptional inside and out: It's got a slick glass-and-stainless steel case MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 12, 2007 8:38 AM ET
Choosing Time Magazine's invention of the year isn't always an easy task -- I know because I had to do it more than once. But this year, in my humble opinion, the decision was a no-brainer. Lev Grossman, who reviewed Apple's (AAPL) iPhone for Time when it came out in June, edited the Inventions section and wrote the lead story, which I've reproduced in full below (Time is Fortune's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 1, 2007 5:19 PM ET
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