Sunday, February 11, 2007

Executive Email 2

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs both issued public statements last week.
But here's the curious thing. According to, the Jobs letter has been saved by over 1300 people, while the Gates email has been saved by 6 people.

In searching for an explanation for this difference, we need to consider a combination of content and context. Jobs is making a dramatic intervention into a controversial topic. Whereas Gates doesn't seem to be saying anything particularly remarkable.

But why is that? Has Gates lost the power to startle the industry? What is really going on?

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