"William Henry Gates is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, and humanitarian. He is best known as the principal founder of Microsoft Corporation. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014" - Wikipedia.
Steven Paul Jobs was an American inventor, designer and entrepreneur who was the co-founder, chief executive and chairman of Apple Computer.
Bill Gates and Steve Jobs changed the world through their vision of technology and how technology would enable the best of humanity; however, more importantly, their contributions far exceed those in just technology development and enablement. The advances that both of had made were primarily related to the vast number of industries which each of them helped launch and the significant number of technical advances which they helped make possible.
Although both of them will most likely never received the Nobel Prize, even posthumously, they should be recognized for the foundational advances to humanity which their vision and their companies, Microsoft and Apple have made. Bill and Steve were true visionaries and their contributions to medicine, philanthropy, the Arts as well as education cannot be overstated. Through Bill and Steve's humanitarian contributions as well as technical leadership, the world has progressed in a non-linear and logarithmic manner in its advancement. In addition, both have contributed to creating a legacy of philanthropy and innovation which will continue well into the future, even after they are both no longer.
Both Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were visionaries who saw the potential in technologies that they believed in. Both were bold enough to work towards projects that many people initially laughed at.
· By constantly believing in their vision and working towards making it a reality each day, both tech innovations helped shape the world we currently live in. Steve Jobs by opening the eyes of the world to simpler and more intuitive tech options (from iPod, to iPad to Mac and now health devices as his company carries on his legacy) while Bill Gates in the form of allowing consumers get access to personal computers.
· They created a multitude of new jobs: A friend of mine once said how Bill gate and Steve has helped his career. As an expert in new media and Designer and Motion Graphics Artist for interactive digital online applications. His work at Deluxe for iPhone apps during the period when they were first introduced (2007-2008) has been of great help.
Apps have eventually taken over our use of Social Media, and of course, Social Media has become a huge part of the modern day world of communication and entertainment. For instance, Vogue has been focussed on developing a successful and engaging brand for Vogue's Snapchat Discover Channels (British, Pairs, and Espanol). Snapchat has overtaken Vogue's social media engagement and researches a higher audience than all other social media channels combined.
· Bill Gates and Steve Jobs have created a digital sphere for the global population to reach each-other and new audiences in a fast, effective and creative way. Media brands such as Vogue have taken this as a strong initiative in their marketing and advertising campaigns. The majority of the work I now do as a designer is to enter into a media company and *help re-brand them with creative content across multiple digital platforms, especially social media in order to engage in the newest generation's interests and to reach their widest audience. Deluxe, Sony and Vogue have all required this of me and I've helped to update their branding in order to fit into a Steve Jobs and Bill Gates dominated the world of technology.
· Gates created the perfect OS in their time. They marketer it perfectly and dominated the market. Finally, EVERYONE could use a computer without learning to code (please twitter don’t ban me). Even though MAC II was a hit Apple fell under the radar until iPhone. We owe Steve Jobs the modern smartphone. The tactile rectangular device was a hit and everyone in this day and age has one.
Both introduced revolutionary ideas and technology that shaped and still shape people's lives in the US and all over the world today. They had focus and brought their vision to life, affecting the whole world.
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