Gates and Jobs to share the love on stage

Written by Wil Harris

February 21, 2007 // 10:52 a.m.

Tags: #bill-gates #conference #d #steve-jobs #wall-street-journal

In an awesome bit of news, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are going to be on stage, together, debating the future of technology at the Wall Street Journal 'D' Conference.

How often do you get to put Jobs and Gates in a room together and watch them go at it?

Of course, technically, the two are partners. Microsoft produces Office for OSX, as well as Messenger. But there's been no love lost between the two recently, with Gates accusing Apple of lying in their recent Mac vs PC ads.

The last time the pair appeared together was when Gates made a video appearance at MacWorld in 1997, announcing Microsoft's support for OSX.

The conference takes place in May, and the fight, sorry, debate will be moderated by the WSJ's technology editor, Walt Mossberg. Other speakers at the conference include Google CEO Eric Schmidt; CBS President Les Moonves; Cisco CEO John Chambers; film director George Lucas; online pioneer Steve Case; Time Inc. CEO Ann Moore; News Corp. President Peter Chernin; Palm founder Jeff Hawkins; and Steve Chen and Chad Hurley of YouTube.

Do you think the pair will get up on stage and announce "I'm a Mac and I'm a PC"? Do you think they can possibly remain civil? Will Jobs be unbearably arrogant? Or are we in for one of the greatest spectacles of our time? Let us know your thoughts over in the forums.

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