CES video: Bill Gates' last day at Microsoft

CES video: Bill Gates' last day at Microsoft

Summary: The highlight of Bill Gates' CES keynote was the funny video about what the Microsoft Chairman's will do after he moves out of day-to-day operations to focus on his philanthropic foundation. SlashGear taped the video from the keynote and put it on YouTube.

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The highlight of Bill Gates' CES keynote was the funny video about what the Microsoft Chairman's will do after he moves out of day-to-day operations to focus on his philanthropic foundation. SlashGear taped the video from the keynote and put it on YouTube. I'm not sure how long this video will stay up, given all the celebrities (protective of their brands) who are playing along with Gates for laughs.

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  • Good riddance to bill gates , that old fart knocker . <NT>

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    The_Nutty_Zealot
  • 640K should be enough for everybody.

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    D T Schmitz
    • Puhleese!

      That quote is from 1981. [b]1981![/b] ( for some reason I can't caps lock numbers) oh, bold!
      Besides which, there's no proof he ever said it and he himself has denied it. Whether he did or not, its 1981!
      I remember when my first file grew larger than I MB. I opened the aged port for that momentous occasion!
      Chustar
      • You are too funny. And how have things have changed?

        He also said at the CES show that there are now 100 million Vista users.

        Bogus.
        D T Schmitz
        • I'm not so sure it's bogus...

          I live in an apartment with four other students who use windows vista. Who like it well enough (at least more than xp)
          For some reason, liking vista has been like wearing a big "Flame Me!" target on my back whenever i go online.
          Chustar
  • They should have had . . .

    President Bush trying to explain to Bill that he really doesn't need a "Technology Czar" . . .

    Or better yet, had Steve Jobs laughing hysterically over the phone without us knowing what Gates asked him . . .
    maybe as Gates looked confused, like he didn't know what was so funny . . .

    The video was good, and allowed him to take a few good-natured pot-shots at himself . . .
    JLHenry
  • He'll be missed

    Yes, I know there are lots of people lining up to slag Bill.. but he has had a profound impact on technology.. I have no idea where it might have gone without his guidance.. but there is no way of knowing if it would be a better would.. I doubt it.. I suspect someone with less scruples would have floated to the top.. Bill has given Millions away.. more than anyone else.. he really has made a difference..

    Good Luck Bill! May the Farce be with you!

    Malcolm
    ursulus
    • He'll be missed

      I agree with you Malcolm. Bill has had such a positive impact on the PC industry. There is the software/hardware itself (which, whatever our personal views, we do accepts that hundreds of millions of people use daily).

      However, I think that the greatest impact is his view that the industry must have a sustainable business model, where companies can and should make massive profits, both in the short and long term.

      So what will we miss? Probably the person who releases so many contrasting and conflicting views, someone who was the essence and soul of Microsoft. And his going on to a new career may similarly mean that we too will be looking at new alternatives in the PC industry, where Microsoft will not be as strong and dominant in the future.
      davidmanne@...