Last night, 60 Minutes aired its interview segment with Walter Isaacson, the writer behind Steve Jobs’ eponymous biography in stores today. For the segment, Isaacson handed over some of his taped interviews with Jobs and in a bonus clip, the news program aired Jobs’ grievances with his competitors, as well as his admiration for Facebook.
“I’d say Microsoft and Google had a lot in common,” said Jobs during the recording. “Microsoft never had the humanities and the liberal arts in the DNA. It was a pure technology company. And they just didn’t get it. Even when they saw the Mac, they couldn't even copy it well. How dumb do you have to be to not see it?”
Later speaking to Isaacson about Facebook, Jobs said, “You know we talk about social networks in the plural, but I don’t see anybody other than Facebook out there. Just Facebook—they’re dominating this.” He added, “I admire Mark Zuckerberg—I only know him a little bit, but I admire him for not selling out, for wanting to make a company. I admire that a lot.”
[via Business Insider]