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Steve Jobs found Bill Gates 'unimaginative'

Apple’s visionary co-founder Steve Jobs had accused Microsoft chairman Bill Gates of being “unimaginative,” saying that he never invented anything, his biographer has claimed.

books Updated: Oct 22, 2011 10:53 IST

Apple’s visionary co-founder Steve Jobs had accused Microsoft chairman Bill Gates of being “unimaginative,” saying that he never invented anything, his biographer has claimed.

“Bill is basically unimaginative and has never invented anything, which is why I think he''s more comfortable now in philanthropy than technology,” Jobs had said according to his official biographer Walter Isaacson.

According to the Telegraph, Isaacson claimed in another extract of the 630-page book, that Jobs believed taking LSD helped reinforce “his sense of what was important”.

“Taking LSD reinforced my sense of what was important: creating great things instead of making money, putting things back into the stream of history and of human consciousness as much as I could,” Jobs said.

The author said that Jobs died regretting that he had spent so long attempting to treat his cancer with alternative medicine before agreeing to undergo surgery.

He tried to cure himself through acupuncture sessions, drinking special fruit juices, visiting “spiritualists” and using other treatments he found on the Internet, his biographer said.

The extracts are from Isaacson''s much-anticipated authorised book on Jobs''s life is to be released later this month.

Isaacson had interviewed Jobs 40 times in the past two years before the Apple chief executive died earlier this month.