As the Gates era ends...

Summary:With the world's richest man transitioning from his role as chief software architect to full-time philanthropist, ZDNet's special report examines the end of the Gates era from a number of angles.News.

With the world's richest man transitioning from his role as chief software architect to full-time philanthropist, ZDNet's special report examines the end of the Gates era from a number of angles.

News.com's Michael Kanellos and Ina Fried look atMicrosoft's mixed scorecard, compiling a laundry list of the 31-year-old company's strengths and weaknesses.

Another story features some of the more memorable quotes from Microsoft's co-founder and tech titan, from the snide...

Let's face it, the average computer user has the brain of a Spider Monkey.

to the wise:

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.

Also, ZDNet blogger Ryan Stewart looks at why the world of software will never be the same again...

See: Full report, with video

Good story: Joel Spolsky recalls his first "BillG Review".

Topics: Tech Industry

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David Grober has worked a variety of editorial roles in the technology media since 1982, when he joined the copy desk at IDG's Computer Business News. He served as managing editor for PC Week (now eWeek) and, later, Digital News. David made the leap from print to online publishing in 1994, when he joined Ziff-Net's Software Library. Sinc... Full Bio

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