As I’m sure you’ve heard, today was Bill Gates’ last day working at Microsoft. I won’t eulogize much here other than to say that whatever qualms you have with Microsoft’s code, business strategies, or design decisions, you have to admit that things wouldn’t be the way they are today in the computing world without the influence of this nerdy guy right here. And the computing world is pretty damn amazing right now. So let’s have a cycle of silence as one of the most influential people in technology’s history takes off to do some much-needed social work.
Bye, Bill. It’s been a long, slightly buggy trip.
In case you want a recap of what was actually said this morning in Redmond.