Bill Hill: Homo sapiens 1.0 - The world's most important operating system
- Posted: Mar 26, 2004 at 9:38AM
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The most important operating system developers write software for is not Windows or OSX or Linux or Android. It's Homo sapiens 1.0. We make software for people first. Very wise words from a very wise soul, Bill Hill.
Bill passed away on October 16, 2012 from a sudden heart attack. We are all shocked and heartbroken. He was a very special member of the Channel 9 family and his contributions to C9, Microsoft and the industry are legendary. His devotion to learning - and to making knowledge readily available to everybody - are a testament to who he was as a person and scholar. Bill was deeply human and unusually brilliant; an iconoclastic mind with a heart of gold.
This short video clip is from 2004. It is rife with Bill's wisdom and captures the essence of his passion for reading, writing, learning and knowledge. We recommend you watch more of his excellent conversational material. It's full of visionary thinking. Classic Bill.
To Bill's family and close friends, our deepest condolences and love.