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Hell, circa 1969
His new memoir is not about revenge, Paul Allen says of Idea Man , due out next week. "I just felt it

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Paul Allen Destined for 'Heated Discussion' With 'Rip-Off' Artist Bill Gates: Working With Him Was 'Like Being in Hell,' Allen Says in New Book

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Hell, circa 1969
His new memoir is not about revenge, Paul Allen says of Idea Man, due out next week. "I just felt it was like an important part of technology history, and I should tell it like it happened," says the multibillionaire. "It," as the world now knows, refers to the time Allen, shortly after he was diagnosed with cancer, overheard best friend and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and now-Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer complaining about Allen's lack of productivity. They also wondered how they might reduce his company stake--or as he puts it in the book: "My partner and my colleague were scheming to rip me off." Allen now tells 60 Minutes, in an interview to air Sunday, that he feels no need to apologize to Gates (Allen thought working with him was sometimes "like being in Hell," CBS reports). But they'll likely be talking soon, and while there will be no shouting--they're too rich for that --"I'm sure it will be a heated discussion," the Seahawks owner says. CBS video excerpt after the jump:

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