Kara Swisher

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Questions for Steve and Bill: The Four Seasons Edition

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 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.

This weekend, I had the tough job of staying at the luxury hotel, the Four Seasons Aviara, where we have held the conference every year since we started in 2003. So, naturally, I asked the staff here what they would ask. Surprisingly, no one was interested in gadgetry or the latest Web 2.0 hype and, instead, asked some real questions. Frankly, it was refreshing.


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I’m here to tell you that Quantified Self is no solution to America’s weight problem. It’s merely a feel good fairy tale, like Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny.

— Fitness coach and Fitocracy co-founder Dick Talens, writing on PandoDaily about why Fitbit and Jawbone Up aren’t the key to lasting fitness