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Did Bill Gates steal Steve Jobs’ Idea: Mystery Revealed

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There have been many allegations Of Bill Gates stealing Steve Jobs’ idea of Graphic User Interface or GUI for Apple. Today we disclose the whole story including Xerox link.

Bill Gates did not steal Steve Jobs idea. Gates himself stated that he went into Xerox’s home to rob it, when he realized Steve had already stolen it. Though it was a metaphor, for what happened. Confused? Don’t worry I’ll explain.

Bill Gates stated in this context as follows, “Well, Steve, I think there’s more than one way of looking at it. I think it’s more like we both had this rich neighbor named Xerox and I broke into his house to steal the TV set and found out that you had already stolen it.”

Story is that Actually Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were invited to Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in 1980’s where they showed up revolutionary idea of GUI, Internet and Mouse, Steve got enlightened and got to develop it. Bill didn’t got much into it and later when he realized it’s potential he went into developing it.

And now whole of the industry runs on Graphic user inerface. Steve Jobs was good at realizing potential of newer technologies. Xerox could have governed the whole of computer industry but they missed the opportunity.

Steve Jobs had already taken there idea so Bill Gates didn’t stole anything from Steve Jobs. Because it was the idea of Xerox.

If you are wondering that Steve Jobs might have stole the idea then that is wrong. The Palo Alto Research Center was highly confidential and no visits were allowed but when Steve Jobs allowed Xerox to invest in Apple at $10 per share he also got the permission to visit the Palo Alto Research center along with the team.


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Aditya Agarwal

Aditya Agarwal

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