Kara Swisher

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Questions for Steve and Bill: Dr. William Gonda, Pediatrician

While Walt and I will come up with our own questions for Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Apple’s Steve Jobs, who will be appearing in an historic joint interview at our D conference next Wednesday night, I was curious what others–some tech folks and some not in the industry–would ask the tech legends if they could in this post.

Here’s the second question from my kids’ pediatrician, who also happens to be an Apple fanboy of the highest order, showing up at Macworlds with the joyous fervor of a true believer. Interestingly, Dr. Gonda asks about instant-on computers. (But he’s still getting an iPhone the millisecond it comes out.)


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People argue about, are we in a post-PC world. Why are we arguing? Of course we’re in a post-PC world, but that doesn’t mean the PC dies. That just means that the scenarios that we use them in, we stop referring to them as PCs, we refer to these other things. But it’s still general computation.

— Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s former technology chief