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Re: Two Fortune articles: "Gates without Microsoft" & "Microsoft without Gates"

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____/ Ramon F Herrera on Tuesday 24 June 2008 05:07 : \____

> http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/gates/2008/index.html
> -RFH

Some interesting private conversation I received by E-mail:


Here is an interesting slide show narrated by Gates.  Note how he talks
constantly about competition, and note, too, how he remarks that he was in a
private school in 8th grade.


This is the story of a man born a tyrannt with a silver spoon in his mouth.

He's just burning up media attention away from important issues and many
security problems with his products.

I'd prefer coverage not be wasted on the botnet king as he transitions
officially to politics.

Ensure access to your data in the future

IMHO it is good to know some details as to his private, privileged life, for
the purpose of dispelling the notion that Gates somehow cobbled together
Microsoft by himself in his garage.  He didn't.  His dad funded it, along with
his dad's super-wealthy friends. 

And apparently his mom hooked him up with the IBM deal where he sold Qdos to
IBM.  That was IMHO his first and last business transaction, and not even his
own. Every move since inheriting that monopoly has been to extend it using his
college dropout skills of poker and Risk.
I haven't looked in detail at the article, but have any given details about MS'
main product: myths and dreams.
Any techno-buddhists you can contact?  It seems that the MS products (myth and
dreams) cultivate desire, ignorance and, too often out of frustration, hate.


None of the above is my own words (it's an ongoing discussion), but I could not
agree more.

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