There will be a day, not far distant, when you will be able to conduct business, study, explore the world and its cultures, call up any great entertainment, make friends, attend neighborhood markets, and show pictures to distant relatives without leaving your desk or armchair. It will be more than an object you carry or an appliance you purchase. It will be your passport into a new, mediated way of life.
Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.
We lusted after some of those things (Palm) did well, and we wanted to combine it with the things we did well. It's wonderful to see those things come together.
If you're asking whether I intentionally mess up my hair, no, I don't. And certain things, like my freckles, they're just there. I don't do anything consciously. I suppose I could get contact lenses. I suppose I could comb my hair more often.
Part of the goal here is to take all these transactions, these business understandings, and really get those into digital form,
There isn't the buzz and excitement about computer science that there should be. We're on the threshold of extraordinary advances in computing that will affect not only the sciences but also how we work and our culture. We need to get the brightest people working on those opportunities.
Since when has the world of computer software design been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy.
There's a basic philosophy here that by empowering...workers you'll make their jobs far more interesting, and they'll be able to work at a higher level than they would have without all that information just a few clicks away.
Often you have to rely on intuition.
The opportunity to do better software has never been stronger. We talk about this digital decade and people living a digital work style or a digital lifestyle when they go home -and that is becoming more and more commonly accepted. As you move things away from paperwork and onto the digital approach, everything is software value-added.
I never expected Microsoft to be so successful, ... We're not ashamed that we've taken the low-price, high-volume approach here, which is different than the competitors, who are trying to get a leg-up from the government.
I think you'll be amazed at the maturity we've gotten in the areas of hardware, battery life and software.
The government is going to file a lawsuit. Microsoft is innocent of any of these charges and we're certainly going to defend ourselves vigorously,
Two years from now, spam will be solved.
I feel certain that the personal computer is as revolutionary in terms of the way it will change the way we work, learn, and entertain ourselves as any of these previous advances.
He's truly been a leader in protecting the safety of children online and convincing government, law enforcement and the private sector that we all need to work together to tackle this important problem.
As I understand it, providing Microsoft's technology to its competitors so they can build 'functional equivalents' of our products now, and match all our future innovations for 10 years, is in fact one of the central objectives,
That information essentially will be magically stored on the Internet itself, ... With any device, once you prove who you are with a pass card or a smart card, the things you care about, (such as) e-mail, bookmarks . . . will appear on that device, but in the way that matters to you.
Whenever we come out with a new version, and particularly with this version, you'll see an increase in revenue because you get that installed base coming in and you get people who have been reluctant thinking about whether they should buy the product saying, 'That is the hot new thing,'
I decided that I want to spend more time with our product groups and drive the breakthroughs and it's fantastic for me that Steve can step up to the business management of the company.
The broad and rich foundation of the Internet will unleash a 'services wave' of applications and experiences available instantly over the Internet to millions of users,
DOS is ugly and interferes with users' experience.
That's absolutely an important model because scale is important.
Windows and the consumer electronics industry are changing dramatically, people live in a world with more digital content and information than ever before.
Oracle has an enterprise sales force in the model of IBM, but if I had been there as Oracle chief executive they would have been in Web servers and collaboration software. They only have databases,
Dynamic speaks to specific architectural capabilitiesthings that are unique to Microsoft that we do not see in our competitors' environments. These are roles based in a deep sense,
The people on (the Xbox) team can all kill me within about 60 seconds on Halo, so I try and avoid them.
There are some things that we are always thinking about. For example, when will speech recognition be good enough for everybody to use that And we have made a lot more progress this year on that. I think we will surprise people a bit on how well we will do on our speech recognition.
I have 100 billion dollars... You realize I could spend 3 million dollars a day, every day, for the next 100 years And that's if I don't make another dime. Tell you what-I'll buy your right arm for a million dollars. I give you a million bucks, and I get to sever your arm right here.
I used to think I wouldn't be all that interested in the baby until she was two or so and could talk, ... But I'm totally into it now. She's just started to say 'ba-ba' and have a personality.
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