Paul Allen says book not revenge against Gates

Apr 15, 2011

(AP) -- Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen defends his new book in an upcoming episode of "60 Minutes." He says it was meant as an important slice of technology history and not as revenge against Bill Gates.

Allen, who left in 1983, tells Lesley Stahl of "60 Minutes" that he wanted to tell that history the way it happened. In video excerpt CBS posted on its website, Allen says he hopes people understand this.

But for all the harsh pictures he paints of Gates, Allen reveals another side, too. Gates, who now focuses on philanthropy, comforted Allen when he got cancer a second time in 2009. Says Allen: "there's a bond there that can't be denied."

Allen's book, "Idea Man," hits shelves Tuesday. The "60 Minutes" episode airs Sunday.

Explore further: HP revenue inches up after years of decline

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Famed physicist James Van Allen dead at 91

Aug 09, 2006

Renowned physicist James Van Allen, who helped launch the United States into the space age and for whom the Van Allen radiation belts are named, has died. He was 91.

Recommended for you

HP revenue inches up after years of decline

9 hours ago

Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday reported that its quarterly revenue rose for the first time in three years, nudged by improved computer sales everywhere except Russia and China.

Restaurants experimenting with pay-in-advance tickets

12 hours ago

With restaurant patrons increasingly jumping on the Internet to make reservations, some high-end eateries here and across the country are adding a new tech wrinkle: having their clientele pay for their meal in advance using ...

Chip maker Infineon to buy California firm for $3B (Update)

15 hours ago

German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG says it has agreed to pay $3 billion in cash for California-based semiconductor firm International Rectifier, which produces power-management components used in everything from cars ...

User comments : 0