At the Brainstorm Tech conference yesterday, Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs' biographer, and Facebook board member Don Graham met face to face on the same stage. And, of course, in the course of a rather lively conversation, they did not miss the opportunity to remember Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple.
A member of the board of directors of a popular social network, noting that Steve Jobs was an idol for Zuckenberg, asked Isaacson's biographer if the latter knew anything about the attitude of the "genius" Apple to the creator of Facebook.
The quote is from BusinessInsider:
The author of the biography of Steve Jobs also noticed that Jobs himself failed to develop a social network - a vivid confirmation of this is the "extinct" Ping. When asked about Ping's disastrous experience, Jobs once responded, "that Mark has achieved so much more, there is no need for a lot of social networks, Facebook is the leader in this world."
After all that has been said, it is nice to feel that two great people from Silicon Valley speak with respect to each other.