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November 11th, 2005, 06:36 PM
i like this one :p -->
"The Internet? We are not interested in it"
-- Bill Gates, 1993

or this one -->

David Bradley describes how he invented CTRL-ALT-DEL, then tries to backpedal after he inadvertently slams Bill Gates for making it famous.:razz:

November 11th, 2005, 06:43 PM
# "A few weeks ago, a member of the audience at a [Bill] Gates speech in San Francisco asked simply this of the world's richest businessman: ''Can you make a list of things you won't be doing? ... I just want a little piece of something to pass on to my kids 20 years from now.''"
-- San Jose Mercury News, 26 Oct 97


November 11th, 2005, 08:46 PM
"Every time you turn on your new car, you're turning on 20 microprocessors. Every time you use an ATM, you're using a computer. Every time I use a settop box or game machine, I'm using a computer. The only computer you don't know how to work is your Microsoft computer, right?"
-- Scott McNealy, CEO, Sun Microsystems, Inc.


November 11th, 2005, 09:29 PM
"The Internet? We are not interested in it"
-- Bill Gates, 1993

They saw the internet as a threat to the windows platform.

November 11th, 2005, 09:41 PM
They saw the internet as a threat to the windows platform.
and they were right.

November 11th, 2005, 11:47 PM
Crazy Microsoft and their wacky ideas

November 12th, 2005, 12:01 AM
they were so right. The advent of the internet enabled things like Linux to thrive.

November 12th, 2005, 02:49 PM
"Here's what Bill Gates told Microsoft employees in 1991:

"If people had understood how patents would be granted when most of today's ideas were invented and had taken out patents, the industry would be at a complete standstill today...A future start-up with no patents of its own will be forced to pay whatever price the giants choose to impose."
Mr. Gates' secret is out now--he too was a "communist;" he, too, recognized that software patents were harmful--until Microsoft became one of these giants. Now Microsoft aims to use software patents to impose whatever price it chooses on you and me. And if we object, Mr. Gates will call us "communists."
If you're not afraid of name-calling, visit ffii.org (the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure), and join the fight against software patents in Europe."