I’m driving myself crazy to try to appease players looking for two good jumps from which to choose. Let me tell you, I’m open to suggestions, so suggest away by emailing me at wheeallthewayhome @ gmail dot com.
Same rules apply as always. You get to choose from two people who you would rather jump. Base your decision on anything you choose: looks, intellect, acts, or some baser reason. Consider yourself to be the judge.
Meet Mr. Bill Gates. Perhaps you heard of him? He co-founded Microsoft and he has maintained the status as richest man in the world for many years. His company is often seen as the monopolistic bully of smaller innovators and companies. He and his wife, Melinda, started the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation a half-dozen years ago. Through the Foundation and in giving to other charitable causes, Bill Gates has purportedly given away $30 billion in that time period.
Contestant number Two is the anti-Microsoft man himself, Steve Jobs. Jobs is one of the founders of Apple. He left Apple in 1985, and returned triumphantly in 1997. In addition to running Apple he was the CEO of Pixar until the Disney deal was sealed. He maintains some role there today. He’s also a hell of a rich man. His philanthropy is nowhere near as visible as that of Gates, but I’m sure he gives plenty. Thank Jobs for all your Macs, of course, as well as the ubiquitous iPods, iPhones and iTunes.
So, who’s it going to be? Jump One?
I’m not an Apple-head. I’ll say that upfront. But I understand that Jobs might be considered deity-like to those Mac fanatics. I’ve been a PC girl my whole life. So I have cursed Jump One mightily at times. Awful curses, sailor-like in their complexity, spill from my lips whenever Microsoft upgrades. [Breathe, Patois, breathe.] But Bill Gates is doing right in the world. He is doing good. He is changing people’s lives. For that reason alone, I would jump him. And maybe try to convince him not to keep screwing around with his products while I’m there.
How about you? Do you consider yourself PC, Mac?
[Gates photo courtesy AP; Jobs photo courtesy Time, Inc.]