I’ve always felt that Bill Gates is Peter Keating and Steve Jobs is Howard Roark, but now that Gates has proven himself to be Peter Keating, I feel little pleasure in pointing it out. The only regret I have about all of this is that I didn’t do a detailed comparison of those characters earlier.
On the first read I thought The Fountainhead was nothing more than elitist tripe, but what an amazing character study it’s turned out to be. It’s almost playing itself out in real life but with much bigger characters.
Trust me on this. I met her. And God help me, Them.