This spring/summer has been particularly cloudy in the northwest. But today it is sunny and looks to get to the pleasant high 70s. This, obviously, is due entirely to the fact that Bill Gates controls the weather and today is his last day at Microsoft. Seattle is of course, introspective on the man who certainly changed the region dramatically. Here are some of the more entertaining Gates articles.
Would you have invested? Speaking of which why isn’t someone working on face recognition software to predict future business success. I mean, come on, if that picture doesn’t say “creators of future tech behemoth,” I don’t what does.
Time to change my field to bioinformatics or radical nuclear energy ideas?
Still no word how Bill will get to the charities new offices in lower Queen Anne when they are completed:
He is setting up his own Eastside office, apart from Microsoft and the foundation. He is tentatively expected to spend about two days a week there, along with two at the foundation and one at Microsoft…
Come on Bill! You know you want to build us a teleporter to get from one side of the lake to the other.
Q: You seem to have mellowed a little over the years, but you’re —
Gates: Bullshit. (Laughter).
Q: — you’re famous inside Microsoft for lines like, “That’s the stupidest idea I’ve ever heard.” And I think that’s the censored version, actually.
Gates: No, no, no. Literally, I do say, “That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.” Some people think I add some other word in there, but I don’t — usually. … Rarely. (Laughter.)
Queue Microsoft bashing in three, two, one….