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5 items tagged “billgates”

2020

Bill Gates’s vision for life beyond the coronavirus. Fascinating interview with Bill Gates—the most interesting and informative article I’ve read about Covid-19 in quite a while. # 28th April 2020, 1:01 am

2008

Bill Gates has pulled off one of the greatest hacks in technology and business history, by turning Microsoft’s success into a force for social responsibility. Imagine imposing a tax on every corporation in the developed world, collecting $100 per white-collar worker per year, and then directing one third of the proceeds to curing AIDS and malaria.

Anil Dash # 26th June 2008, 5:17 pm

2007

Conversation with Bill Gates about IE8 and Microsoft Transparency. Molly asks the tough questions about IE8—it looks like there should be a lot of IE8 material at MIX08 next year. # 6th December 2007, 11:47 am

It’s easier for our software to compete with Linux when there’s piracy than when there’s not. Are you kidding? You can get the real thing, and you get the same price.

Bill Gates # 11th July 2007, 3:09 pm

Nowadays, security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine.

Bill Gates # 2nd February 2007, 6:01 pm