Bill Gates

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21-årig Gates i finkan
21-årig Gates i finkan

Bill Gates, född 28 oktober 1955, är världens rikaste man (46,6 miljarder dollar 2004 [1] (, och tillsammans med sin fru världens största privata bidragsgivare. Hans rikedom kommer förstås från att han är en av grundarna till Microsoft samt f.d. VD. Numera innehar han styrelseordförandeposten eftersom Steve Ballmer har tagit över som direktör.


  • "Microsoft has had clear competitors in the past. It's a good thing we have museums to document that"
  • "Software suppliers are trying to make their software packages more user-friendly... Their best approach, so far, has been to take all the old brochures, and stamp the words, 'user-friendly' on the cover."
  • "There are no significant bugs in our released software that any significant number of users want fixed."
  • "As long as they are going to steal it, we want them to steal ours. They'll get sort of addicted, and then we'll somehow figure out how to collect sometime in the next decade." (Om kineser)
  • "Like almost everyone who uses e-mail, I receive a ton of spam every day. Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick. It would be funny if it weren't so irritating."
  • "If you think you're a really good programmer, Knuth's Art of Computer Programming....You should definitely send me a resume if you can read the whole thing."
  • "I see little commercial potential for the Internet for at least ten years" (1994)
  • "I believe OS/2 is destined to be the most important operating system, and possibly program, of all times."
  • "Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one"
  • "Anybody who thinks a little 9,000-line program that's distributed free and can be cloned by anyone is going to affect anything we do at Microsoft has his head screwed on wrong."

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