Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft,(s MSFT) took to Reddit and chatted about scores of issues. I found this one bit particularly interesting. While he might not preside over Microsoft like he once did, Gates is an astute observer of technology trends.
Robots, pervasive screens, speech interaction will all change the way we look at “computers”. Once seeing, hearing, and reading (including handwriting) work very well you will interact in new ways.
Of his other comments, I found this one pretty telling and it resonated with me:
If the microprocessor had NOT come along I am not sure what I would have done. Maybe medicine or theoretical math but it is hard to say.
And here is what he had to say about Steve Jobs:
He and I respected each other. Our biggest joint project
was the Mac where Microsoft had more people on the project than Apple did as we…
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