Fifteen years ago: Three founders of the personal tech industry at the third @allthingsd conference: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mitch Kapor (founder of Lotus). By 2005, they were senior statesmen. Hard to believe this was two years *before* the iPhone. Cc @karaswisher
It occurs to me that the art of software has lost a lot that we learned in the 80s when there were published reviews of our products at InfoWorld and elsewhere. I'm sure Bill Gates, Dan Bricklin, Bob Frankston and Mitch Kapor remember.