I downloaded and have just watched the Fiona Bruce interview (didn’t she fit those trousers well?) with Bill Gates of Microsoft. If you want to see it by the way, be quick it’s only available for a few days more.
Undoubtedly he is a genious no matter what some may think of his business methods. It seems to be fashionable to critisise and to denegrate anyone who gets to the top of the pole in any field of endevour and they don’t get any higher up than Bill Gates. Microsoft and Windows have brought computing into the hands of countless millions of people all over the Globe, making comunication and information exchange possible on a scale that was unimaginable just a few years ago. He and his team pushed the boundaries of technological innovation, production, marketing and mass availability to new heights.
Alan Sugar couldn’t have put it better when he said “Bill Gates changed the World, it’s done, live with it.” Yes all you Mac users out there, it’s probably a better system but it was Microsoft Windows that changed the World for ever and I believe to, for the better. B.G. is now embarking on using his skills and his own money through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on changing the health of some of the world’s poorest people. Netscape, Lotus and others may still harbour anger but they had their chance and blew it. I for one wish B.G. success of an even greater kind.