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Seventeen Minutes With Bill

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On Monday, we had the honor of meeting with Bill Gates to discuss MIX06, IE, DHTML, AJAX, Compatibility, Office 12, and also gain insight into where he surfs on the web Smiley

He also shares with us where and how software can make the world a better place.

This is the second time we've had Bill on C9 and he wants to do more interviews, covering a wide array of topics. How cool is that? He thinks Channel 9 is a "phenomenon". We're honored. Thank you, Bill!

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  • Wow what a great interview.  Congrats Channel9.  Was very interseting.
  • ZeoZeo Channel 9 :)

    WOW! CHARLES WOW! Smiley Smiley Smiley THIS Video showcases the awesomeness that is Channel 9!

    Bill uses hotmail and Bill reads engadget! It's good to know that Bill actually gets to explore the same internet that everyone here at channel 9 has access too. That seems almost unreal. I guess the internet is the great equalizer.

  • sushovandesushovande Smiley Face Sharp
    Thanks for asking about IE to BillG
  • Adam KinneyAdamKinney Agent of Change
    Awesome interview.  I loved it.
  • JazJaz From the depths of Wales I come

    I was intrested about Bill's comment on education and software, tailoring it towards the kids needs.

    Now sure i'm not a mathmatician nor do i understand half the buttons on my calculator.  but with software we can tailor a childs education.  Does every child need to learn the same things?  sure it creates a sense of equality (edited out equalness), is a child in year 9 more better off than another child in year 9 where one knows trig and the other doesn't?

    With software we can develop situations where child A wants to learn about the construction business but child B wants to learn about accounting, now does child B need to know pythag and does child A need to know about market rates (don't pick on me for this, i think you all understand where i'm going).

    I know since i learnt pythag about hmm 5 years ago i haven't used it since then.  ok maybe in doing one of your "show us what you can program" exercises but i haven't ever used it since my math GCSE exam.

  • Tommy CarlierTommyCarlier Widen your gaze
    Good questions, great answers. Excellent video.
  • erikerik_ Whooops!
    cool, nice nice, great video

    Amazing, how one man can just track what is going on in such a big corporation.

    The guy that can pay for the biggest plasma, doesn't watch TV.
    Must be bad news for plasma producing firms Big Smile

    Good job, Charles

    Thanks
  • Jonathan MerriweatherCyonix Me
    Great video! I want Bill to hang out on Channel9. Its great Bill is interacting with the community. However it would be nice if he posted on here.
  • Jaz wrote:

    I was intrested about Bill's comment on education and software, tailoring it towards the kids needs.

    Now sure i'm not a mathmatician nor do i understand half the buttons on my calculator.  but with software we can tailor a childs education.  Does every child need to learn the same things?  sure it creates a sense of equality (edited out equalness), is a child in year 9 more better off than another child in year 9 where one knows trig and the other doesn't?

    With software we can develop situations where child A wants to learn about the construction business but child B wants to learn about accounting, now does child B need to know pythag and does child A need to know about market rates (don't pick on me for this, i think you all understand where i'm going).

    I know since i learnt pythag about hmm 5 years ago i haven't used it since then.  ok maybe in doing one of your "show us what you can program" exercises but i haven't ever used it since my math GCSE exam.



    We should not tailor all parts of a childs education.  There are some basic things that each student should know.  (I am comming at this from a degree in education)  Each student should know a subset of history, a subset of math, some form of geography, civics, etc.
    However there should be more oportunities for students to study things they want.
  • ohh, guys -- this is by and large the BEST interview I've ever seen Gates do. So frank and he really has his guard lowered.

    Phenomenal.

  • body must not be empty... [Duncanma]
  • billhbillh call -141

    If I was Mr. Gates, I'd sign up for a Channel 9 account with a completely unrelated screen name, so that he could post his comments "incognito".

    I could give him advice on how to do this.

    :O

  • Andre Da CostaAndre Da Costa Created with PhotoDraw 2000 V2
    He's not going to use PowerPoint at Mix '06??? Isn't that like a cardinal sin?
  • nice interview but why would we want virtual library where we can walk down the aile and select our book Perplexed .....
  • blowdartblowdart Peek-a-boo
    billh wrote:

    If I was Mr. Gates, I'd sign up for a Channel 9 account with a completely unrelated screen name, so that he could post his comments "incognito".



    He was really Beer28

    Smiley
  • fdezjosefdezjose Hello from Madrid...

    Great interview! Big Smile

  • tsilbSlackmasterK This Space ​Intentional​ly Left Blank
    This "Think Week" he spoke of is a good idea.  As soon as I get a job I'll have to start taking a week off at a time for "thinking".  Currently I'm enjoying a "think season".
  • Very interesting video. Bill should have a weekly program here. It'll be very interesting for developers and users.



    Looking forward to hear from you,

  • tsilbSlackmasterK This Space ​Intentional​ly Left Blank
    Bill commented about how the web still has alot of advances to go.  For instance, shopping Amazon in a 3D style interface, walking down the aisles.  Personally, I think the biggest obstruction to this goal is:  When you've got hundreds of millions of titles, how practical is this, really?
  • rhmrhm
    Why is everything "outstanding" now? It's obviously not good enough to be good, or even great any more. What will be the next level of goodness required when "outstanding" is no longer enough. I mean if three interesting, but not unexpected, answers in a 17 minute interview are outstanding it makes you wonder what superlative will do in the future when 'outstanding' has been so thoroughly worn out.

    That little niggle out of the way, it was the best interview I've seen with his Billness, so well done.
  • Gary RussoBigDataDev More Cowbell
    Kudos Charles.

    I think many agree that Charles delivered the best Bill G interview yet.

    It's great to see that Bill G is proactively investigating online video solutions.
    I'd love to hear his thoughts on Google Video, Video iPod and the others.

  • CharlesCharles Welcome Change

    Thanks for the kudos. It was great to meet Bill (this was my first time). He will be on C9 again. That in and of itself tells you that this is a place worthy of his time, which means a lot given how little time he has... This is a reflection of the great community we have here.

    Thank you, Niners!

    C

  • How many times can one man say awesome? Just because he pays your wage, don't suck his bottom!
  • rjdohnertrjdohnert You will never know success until you know failure
    Its nice to have good friends and I am sure Ballmer is important to Bill Gates.  I cant think of anyone else I'd let read and improve my calendar nor can I think of anyone else I would do it for. 
  • billhbillh call -141
    SlackmasterK wrote:
    Bill commented about how the web still has alot of advances to go.  For instance, shopping Amazon in a 3D style interface, walking down the aisles.  Personally, I think the biggest obstruction to this goal is:  When you've got hundreds of millions of titles, how practical is this, really?


    Did somebody say "Chrome"? Wink

    It would be practical if Amazon was willing to deploy some type of desktop application. On any given screen of Amazon, it usually only holds about ten titles (down the center of the screen).  Now, if you expand that into a 3-D book aisle, it would be a matter of piping the title information to the client app. I don't know if it would be wise to use a browser for that or not.  If you think about an aisle full of books in a typical library, for instance, all you usually see on the spines of the books are titles. Pictures only become an issue when you slide a title out and look at the cover. What would be nice is if you could walk down a virtual aisle of books and have Amazon populate the titles with a) things similar to what you have bought before, or b) random suggestions that might lead you to new topics.

    You know what? You've just given me a great idea for something I'll do here on Channel 9.  Give me few days and I'll see if I can code something quickly to show you what I have in mind. I'm not familiar with DirectX at all, so the interface might be a little poky until I figure out something better. I was going to do another "collage" thing, but I've got a much better idea.
  • This was special on several levels.  It reminded me why he's someone I've always looked up to.  It's pretty amazing how he can keep as close as he has to everything while running such a company.  It's inspirational.

    Great job.  Definitely the most *real* interview I've seen with Bill.  Glad to hear he'll be back.
  • billh wrote:

    Did somebody say "Chrome"?

    It would be practical if Amazon was willing to deploy some type of desktop application. On any given screen of Amazon, it usually only holds about ten titles (down the center of the screen).  Now, if you expand that into a 3-D book aisle, it would be a matter of piping the title information to the client app. I don't know if it would be wise to use a browser for that or not.  If you think about an aisle full of books in a typical library, for instance, all you usually see on the spines of the books are titles. Pictures only become an issue when you slide a title out and look at the cover. What would be nice is if you could walk down a virtual aisle of books and have Amazon populate the titles with a) things similar to what you have bought before, or b) random suggestions that might lead you to new topics.

    You know what? You've just given me a great idea for something I'll do here on Channel 9.  Give me few days and I'll see if I can code something quickly to show you what I have in mind. I'm not familiar with DirectX at all, so the interface might be a little poky until I figure out something better. I was going to do another "collage" thing, but I've got a much better idea.


    I thought I heard last year that Amazon was working on such an app.
  • Bill my hero!  What would we do without Mr. Microsoft?  Smiley:)Smiley
  • Charles, if you interview him again can you ask him about his home computer system / network?


    There was this story some time ago about engineers working on the software just for Bill's house, and thus you know its go to be something special. Smiley
  • LaBombaLaBomba Summer

    What I would ask Bill Gates:

    Does Bill ever use Google....if no one is looking?

    MSN search has come a long way.....but comon it still bites.

    Does Bill use iTunes?

    Does Bill play Xbox 360/ and If so, how about Xbox Live; what's his gamer tag?

    Does Bill ever drive or is he chauffeured all the time?

    Edit: finally last question i would ask, can i have a million dollars?

    Hey...you never know.

  • If he uses this site I would say he is probly a member already
  • Great interview!
    There seems to be a lot of interest regarding what Bill Gates thinks of current technology and the future trends. Its great to hear about the future vision that Microsoft has from someone in the know, its nice break from all the speculation.

    I hope to see more videos with guyes like Gates and Ballmer in the future.
  • tsilbSlackmasterK This Space ​Intentional​ly Left Blank
    LaBomba wrote:

    Does Bill play Xbox 360/ and If so, how about Xbox Live; what's his gamer tag?



    I believe he did mention using XBox Live.  Good luck getting his tag Smiley  That's about as likely as getting his hotmail address.  The one he reads.

  • Asking him whether he uses competitors' technology is a rather snarky and pointless thing to do. It seems little more than a passive-agressive way to imply his products are inferior. While I certainly hope he's able to take a critical eye to his company's products, I'd have to think he believes enough in Microsoft and its employees that Microsoft technology gets preferrential treament. A more interesting question would be to ask where he feels Microsoft still needs to catch up to competitors--that way you can get him to be self-critical without being rude about it.

    Anyways, great interview. I agree with previous posters: it's great to see him less off guard and in less of a businessman mode. I'd love to hear more about his thoughts on education. The current system seems very much inadequate, yet it seems to be largely ignored in favor of more sexy issues like Bush hunting terrorists or Cheney hunting the most dangerous game.
  • How did you prepear for this interview?
    Smiley
  • fatboy_aufatboy_au itnewslog.​com
    LaBomba wrote:

    What I would ask Bill Gates:

    Does Bill ever use Google....if no one is looking?

    MSN search has come a long way.....but comon it still bites.

    Does Bill use iTunes?

    Does Bill play Xbox 360/ and If so, how about Xbox Live; what's his gamer tag?

    Does Bill ever drive or is he chauffeured all the time?

    Edit: finally last question i would ask, can i have a million dollars?

    Hey...you never know.



    For the Google and iTunes question I would imagine he would reply that it’s fundamentally important to know your competitors offerings.

    MSN search has come a long way...  ...and is still going.

    Bill said in the interview along with countless other times that he does play Xbox 360.

    Bill drives himself in his Lexus

    Last questions -- No! lol

    Great job Charles and team!

  • BryanF wrote:
    Asking him whether he uses competitors' technology is a rather snarky and pointless thing to do. It seems little more than a passive-agressive way to imply his products are inferior.


    I quite disagree, and I really wonder where you get the passive agressive tactics from. Using ohter vendors products shows quite the opposite from a single minded view, like you nearly impose on Microsoft employees ( the interview subject or othervise). From a programmers perspective ( as one of the stanford professors are knows of telling storys about Bill Gates hacking around in assembly at the uni) one uses the best tool for the job.
    And he is also a Windows user like the rest of us, so its quite likely that he has used and perhaps are still using, other vendors products.

    BryanF wrote:

     A more interesting question would be to ask where he feels Microsoft still needs to catch up to competitors...

    .



    Why should that be more intersting ?? Dont you think that question answers itself?? Competition in the software industry is firece and it allways will be.

  • sloppycodesloppycode Cynical brit
    Zeo wrote:

    WOW! CHARLES WOW! THIS Video showcases the awesomeness that is Channel 9!

    Bill uses hotmail and Bill reads engadget! It's good to know that Bill actually gets to explore the same internet that everyone here at channel 9 has access too. That seems almost unreal. I guess the internet is the great equalizer.



    Is Zeo a forum actor, like those NVidia ones? Wink
  • Stevan VeselinovicSteve411 Me, all suited up!

    He's a down under guy, haha, this is funny : "office 12 has some sexy stuff".

    HAHA, yeah!!
    - Steve

  • kostik_y2kkostik_y2k Cats, Cats, Cats!
    LaBomba wrote:

    What I would ask Bill Gates:

    Does Bill ever use Google....if no one is looking?

    MSN search has come a long way.....but comon it still bites.

    Does Bill use iTunes?

    Does Bill play Xbox 360/ and If so, how about Xbox Live; what's his gamer tag?

    Does Bill ever drive or is he chauffeured all the time?

    Edit: finally last question i would ask, can i have a million dollars?

    Hey...you never know.



    What I would ask Bill:

    How can I reach him personally if I have some great ideas regarding MS in generally?
  • Sexy stuff in the Office 12, I don’t think so.Perplexed

  • TechboyTechboy New to .NET :)
    Haha, I use that term all the time, like, "this new stuff is sexy."

    Bill Gates on Xbox Live is nice too.. heh..
    Bgates293: THIS IS MY KILL!!!!

    Anyway, nice interview, hope to see more soon.

  • UlsterFryUlsterFry http://en.​wikipedia.​org/wiki/​Ulster_fry
    Cool video Charles, when I first read the title I thought it was gonna be a porno Expressionless
  • SqlDenisSqlDenis UPDATE STATISTICS
    Thanks,

    Very cool indeed

    Denis
  • cmcmsf wrote:
    I thought I heard last year that Amazon was working on such an app.


    Amazon did a demo at PDC 2003. Here's a pic:
    http://www.virden.org/images/pdc-2003/pettijhn/20031027/pages/IMG_3295.html
  • prog_dotnet wrote:
    I quite disagree...

    Allow me explain my perspective better.

    We agree that it's unhealthy to have a single-minded view that obscures awareness of competing technologies. I didn't mean to imply otherwise. Rather what I take issue with is the way the question is asked; it strikes me as smug. If Gates has any sort of business acumen, I'm sure he's taken the time to seriously evaluate alternatives. The fact that he's also a geek implies that he'd do so even if only for the sake of curiousity. I'd love to know his thoughts, but there are more constructive ways to ask. Gates is an interesting man with little slack time to grant these kinds of opportunities, and so I'd rather questions evoke something genuinely thoughtful than put him on the defensive.
  • KobiashviliKobiashvili Searching for the 'ANY' key
    Great interview!
  • katapultman wrote:
    How many times can one man say awesome? Just because he pays your wage, don't suck his bottom!


    One quick question - how many times have you interviewed the richest man in the world who happens to be the CEO of your quite large company? 

    There is speaking in front of a large crowd of professionals,...and then there's speaking to a brillian billionare (with a camera fixed on both of you). 

    Great job, Charles and thanks for the very down-to-earth type of interview.  And to think, the marketing lingo was close to nil!  No value proposition BS or we totally kill our competitors' products hype.

    I really have a lot of respect for this man who doesn't waste his valuable time watching TV, who is accountable with respect to his schedule, and spends time with his family.  And who still reads the newspaper...

    Dan
  • brian.shapirobrian.​shapiro things go on as always
    I wish Microsoft execs would give each of its teams projects on related to other pgorams :

    ie:

    Ask the Office team how they would change Windows as an OS if they could design it

    or,

    Ask the Windows team how they would change Office as a suite if they could design it
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  • Great video. I wish the sound volume level was higher though - I had to put my laptop on full volume to hear the conversation.
  • leighswordleighsword LeighSword
    Bill Gates has a pretty eyes, but it's pity he wear eyeglasses, I have one question if I got a chance to question Bill Gates, Why Bill Gates not take eyeglassess off, and try some advanced laser operations to cure his short sight? I don't think he has a problem on money for pay the costly operation, maybe there are some story I don't know, then what about the contact lenses?
  • wow!good!:O[A]
  • wow, good!
  • brian.shapirobrian.​shapiro things go on as always
    leighsword,

    i wear eyeglasses. im not really interested in laser eye surgery, because my vision has stopped deteriorating, i don't mind wearing glasses (for many reasons i like it), and there are risks even if they are minimal with surgery

    btw, bill gates should really improve his posture Smiley i mean its one thing not to have perfect posture but his is really bad
  • PLEASE stop saying "So.... " with every new sentence that comes out of your mouth! There are SO many differents ways to start of a new thought!
  • DuckDuck Electronic Medical Duck
    Very good interview!  One suggestion I might suggest--get rid of the paper spiral notebook:)

    We have TABLETS now for that stuff!  Wink  Sorry I couldn't resist that one! 

    Great comments on the new Office too and always neat to hear from Mr. Gates and you did a great job as well. 

  • FrankPalinkasFrank​Palinkas Microsoft Help MVP
    Charles,

    Outstanding!!

    This makes me proud that Mr. Gates & I went to different high schools together. Smiley

    Frank
  • Nice interview! The next time could we have a view of BG's office and maybe even have a look at his books/CDs/stuff and have him talk about those for a change (instead of about software)?
  • tektek

    I have an idea I would like to submit for IE 7. The concept is like comparing the hunt and peck method of typing vs. using all of your fingers to type.  Office 12 sounds very cool, I would like to see an extra utility in there for file sharing and video sharing management. Currently I run a video website, and I can tell the larger companies are doing their research on these types of sites based on the IP trails. It is just a matter of time until someone creates that killer app for video, I agree with Bill on that. 

    I would like to see windows media with clear embedded interface. People are embedding WMF into web pages, it would be easy to make a clear window skin to have more of a Macromedia Flash feel.  I would like to see MS come up with software to compete with Photoshop, Flash, and Dreamweaver. I think they could be further simplified to expand the market beyond tech types.

    Another request... Could you also make transcripts available for your videos online.


    Edit: finally last question i would ask, can i have a million dollars?


    I don't think anyone is going to give you a million dollars, but here are some things you can learn from his everyday example. Here are some observances.

    * Bill Gates took a big risk to start the company, why not take a big risk and start a software company, or buy a shirt business.

    * If someone gave someone else a million dollars, they would  probably not have the character to handle that amount of money, nor would they make any profit from it. The best thing about becoming a millionaire is not the money, but the person you can become as you get to that point. In fact, giving someone a million dollars will make them even lazier then they already are now.

    * Notice his time management skills. He doesn't waste his waste time. Don't waste energy on looking for something for nothing, spend it on starting your own company or working to save capital for your own company. Turn off the TV and read some self help books.

    * Even though Bill G. is has money now, he doesn't stop building the business, this come from his character being built over the years from the time he has spent on building the company. That is why Micrsoft is still alive and thriving today.

     

    The mindset of always looking for a handout is a cancer that corrupts the U.S.. People are so creative to find lawsuits today, and other "get rich quick" scams. If only they used that creativity to add to our society instead of taking from it.

  • I'd like to send a little overall feedback to bill about how I'm feeling these days, and where we're all headed. Being his first Channel 9 interview, I figure he'll be reading the comments like the rest of us. (And a nice interview too). Okay, Microsoft has been quite rightly been putting a significant focus on the visual appeal of their operating system and products this round. The continued commitment to usability/HCI as seen in Office 12 is outstanding. I also appreciate all the work that has gone into security, such as with full hard drive encryption and lowered-rights mode. But Microsoft has certainly held back. There has been no big push towards encrypted email and instant messaging. Although I don't doubt this has more to do with Microsoft's position next to the US government. But hopefully MS is leaving the door open for products like Skype to bring added privacy to the masses. It'd be hard for me to swallow a monopoly on instant messaging that shuts the door on end-to-end encryption.

    Second, I have a huge personal interest in machine learning and social networking. I'm finishing up my undergrad in cpsc and am hoping to find a place among the ranks at Microsoft in Mountain View. I see amazing strides being made in the academic world by applying machine learning in the real world. The darpa challenge is one obvious example. Reading through post mortems is filled with hopes of extending their work towards self-navigating vehicles and the safety/reliability it would bring. A friend of mine died in a car accident a little over a month back which drove home the point of just how badly we need machines to be able to work in the real world. Driving is perhaps the single biggest danger in our 1st world nations. Consider also how integrating small smart shuttles into public transit systems could absolutely revolutionize public transportation, especially in rural cities that make traditional bussing systems slow and impractical. Basically, a greater understanding of this field is needed throughout computer science.

    And to people who are criticizing the 3D amazon comment of bill's. The virtual online 3D amazon book store idea has been floating for quite some time, and similar ideas such as virtual art galleries. Those kinds of examples started showing up right from the get go with VRML a decade ago. My take is that it's almost completely without merit. I don't want a static 3D world. It simply doesn't offer me any benefit beyond eye candy. It really struck home with me when I was trying to create a more visually way of viewing google image search results using PCA / MDS algorithms. It works fine where you can build an interface where images with similar features would be closer together. You can pull features like like colour composition or tagged info like people or dates. Then much with what features are important in real time and have the images slide around to match. But where that's really fun, it's hard to really make major gains out of it. Surprisingly, a raw page of thumbnails with descriptions is actually pretty information rich. You can skim a page and move on without requiring much aid. Plus, the results after a few pages are typically garbage for all but the most general searches.

    Anyways, thanks again Bill. Keep up the good work at MS, donations to medical and 3rd world, advocacy, commentary, etc. We all like to see that happen. And hey, I'd like to see microsoft get into medical software at some point. I'd like to get into bioinformatics at some point which seems to limit my options with regards to Microsoft. MS is such a hotbed of talent that I feel could be put to so many kinds of good beyond consumer products.

    Cheers,
    -James Railton

  • Great Intervew, Thnx Channel9 you did a great Job.

    Try to bring Bill Gates more often in Channel 9 it's importnat to discuss more about teachnology of the microsoft and Software. Again Tnx channle9 for bringing to us the king of teachnology my respectful Gates

  • Mia'cova wrote:

     Being his first Channel 9 interview, I figure he'll be reading the comments like the rest of us. (And a nice interview too).



    Actually, it's his second. You can watch his first Channel 9 video here.

  • Wow what a great interview.  grats Channel9.  Was very interseting.
  • If anyone cares about the rules of emailing Bill Gates, I have emailed him 10 times and figured out what gets in and what does not. First off, your email address should have a verifiable name, no aliases. It should not contain attachments. It should not have links in it to anything to do with Microsoft's software. Do not mention his company's software because the filters consider that soliciting feature requests or feedback. You are twice as likely to go through with a Hotmail account than any other service. If you have a Gmail account, every time you are denied, you will be notified. If you have a hotmail account, the only time you are notified is when you mention a name of any Microsoft product.Expressionless The first 8 times I emailed him, I failed to get a response. Sad The ninth time, I got Keith Loeber of Microsoft Learning. Perplexed The tenth time, I am still waiting to see what happens, since it typically takes 3-5 days for anything to come back from the Microsoft servers. [C] I had to turn off my alias and use my real name in order for it to get through the first filter. Tongue Out I bet Gates does not even check his Junk Email folder in Outlook since it is a pain to go through it. Cool If he did, many people who email him would get a response. But, he probably does not do that.... Just some rules for people to know if they want to try to email Bill Gates....[A]
  • nemowhonemowho Said Socrates, "I drank *what*?!?"
    alexdresko wrote:
    PLEASE stop saying "So.... " with every new sentence that comes out of your mouth! There are SO many differents ways to start of a new thought!


    ..this must be your first time hearing Microspeak.  If opening a comment with the word "so" annoys you, you'd better make an adjustment.  MS installs that code at the factory.  Big Smile
  • nemowho wrote:
    "this must be your first time hearing Microspeak.  If opening a comment with the word "so" annoys you, you'd better make an adjustment.  MS installs that code at the factory"

    So, you are absolutely correct.  So right. Big Smile

    That was a great interview. 
  • Actually I thought the interview was a bit amateurish and made Bill Gates look bad. 

    The guy interviewing didn't seem like he was prepared and not really showing a lot of respect for the guy who runs the company.

    Even Bill Gates' hair is a mess and his pants makes him look like he's got a woodie.  Obviously his PR folks weren't around to make sure the bossman looked professional enough for a casual interview. 

    Or at least look at the camera eh, felt like I wasn't part of the interview...
     

  • ComSpexComSpex JiJie

    It's very nice.  I wish more like this.

    ym.

  • Xaero_VincentXaero_​Vincent Sexy me

    While Bill Gates may be the richest man in the world he certainly seems down to earth and passionate about his job and vision at Microsoft.


    Regards,
    Vincent

  • BlogusMaximusBlogus​Maximus Code2Live, Live2Code! (Coding4Fun rox!!)
    That was probably the best interview I've seen to date.  Way to go guys.  Big Smile
  • I think Bill is being a little hard on himself when he mentions the amount of time it has taken between releases.

     

    I think some of the lessons learned during the highs and lows of the dot com era have led many of us to believe that a conservative approach is frequently more prudent. Especially considering the extent applications have infiltrated the enterprise and mesh with our personal lives.

     

    I think there is still a little kid in many of us who still want the latest greatest toys available yesterday. However, the hybrid combination of well thought out products and robust feature rich collaborative and useable products have become a standard for Microsoft.

     

    I think Mr.Gates should be proud of the contributions Microsoft has made to society and should feel satisfied seeing many of his predictions made in “The Road Ahead” continue to come to fruition.

     

    Enjoy your day,

     

    Kevin Cunniff

    Bristol, TN USA

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  • the33kingnetworkthe33kingne​twork The 33King Network
    time to take a week off
  • Just stumbled upon this while doing research on Bill Gates...it's excellent.

    You should upload it to YouTube and get it wider distribution.

    Thanks!

  • To me it's amazing how many people now make a living based on stuff that Bill Gates made possible.

    After watching the video, I realized I'd been sitting in front of Microsoft products for the last six hours and am pretty much logged in to MS products every day for many hours.

    Great stuff. Thanks for posting this.

  • xq3xq3
    Interesting words from an inspiring man Smiley
  • FireGardenFireGarden The Business of Software
    Hey,
       Sitting down with Bill Gates to share his thoughts on staying sane and managing life is an incredible perk of this day and age. Thank you. Microsoft Corporation is exactly where the brilliant creative innovators like Rob Wheeldon and Bill Gates should be.


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