Bill Gates vs. Steve Jobs "Keynote text analysis, 2008 edition"

A year ago, we analyzed the text of speeches by Apple's Steve Jobs and Microsoft's Bill Gates during their respective Macworld Expo and Consumer Electronics Show appearances. The idea was to glean something about their mindsets -- and their companies -- by looking at word choice and speaking habits. By popular demand, here is the […]

A year ago, we analyzed the text of speeches by Apple's Steve Jobs and Microsoft's Bill Gates during their respective Macworld Expo and Consumer Electronics Show appearances. The idea was to glean something about their mindsets -- and their companies -- by looking at word choice and speaking habits. By popular demand, here is the 2008 edition, comparing the speeches by Steve Jobs and Gates at the same events this month.

Reminders: The larger the word in the tag cloud, the more frequently it was used. And in general, the lower the numerical scores, the easier the language is to understand. See notes and observations at the bottom.

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