Original Link: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57466040-71/gates-apple-may-have-to-make-a-surface-like-device/

“The world’s best companies are built by fanatics and when you’re in your 20s and 30s being fanatical comes…well at least it came pretty naturally to me.”

That’s how Bill Gates described the making of Microsoft to Charlie Rose last night on Rose’s PBS show.

Now that he’s in his 50s, he’s still fanatical — fanatical about Microsoft’s new tablet/PC thingy known as the Surface, a device he believes Apple may have to follow.

Umm.. Huh? I came across this article tonight and did my best to keep a straight face as I read it…

Basically.. Gates thinks Apple will have to start making a tablet that includes a keyboard, trackpad and stylus to be usable…