Bill Gates: Better Without Windows
You know what’s scary? I’m starting to like Bill Gates. Like everyone else, he seems to be doing a lot better since he shed Microsoft.
First there was this. I didn’t even know the man had a sense of humor, let alone a good one. Suddenly, I was half as annoyed at Windows as I usually am. Illogical, but there it is.
And now, via Slashdot, there’s this:
Bill Gates Unleashes Swarm of Mosquitoes
“Microsoft founder turned philanthropist Bill Gates released a glass full of mosquitoes at an elite Technology, Entertainment, Design Conference to make a point about the deadly sting of malaria. “Malaria is spread by mosquitoes,” Gates said while opening a jar on stage at a gathering known to attract technology kings, politicians, and Hollywood stars. “I brought some. Here I’ll let them roam around. There is no reason only poor people should be infected.”
I’m that close to becoming a fan.
As a person, he’s good. He does lots of charity work, but I don’t like him for the way he crushed the competition.
Arun on February 5th, 2009 at 12:52
His charity is tax deductible. He made his money off us in the US and spends it funding the health care of workers he uses in India and other foreign countries. He outsources jobs and medical care. His stunt shows a lack of respect for people and the ability to hurt them for his own benefit.
Greenconsciousness on February 24th, 2009 at 07:48