Bill Gates Quotes (412 Quotes)


    Today the university combines many elements - great lectures, study groups, students in the lab - and the lecture piece should be broken off. The very best lectures from India or the U.S. or Britain will be available in streaming video, so students can consume that wherever they want and don't have to go do that all together in one place.

    It's fun to be here. This is my first visit to the university so I thought I'd drop by.

    There's really only one that they've done a leadership thing in, which is in search, and search today is very poor compared to what it will be even a year or two years from now -- their search, our search, everybody's search. So there's so much room to do better, to have that work well with the other offerings.

    I hear they're coming out with a robot that will cook hamburgers, too. Let's spread that rumor - there's nothing they can't do.

    We're not even giving you a time-frame. In fact, a lot of people who got the prototype code said, 'Hey this looks pretty good. Gee, you must be close to getting this done.' Because of all the integration and the extreme high level of quality, there's still quite a bit to be done.


    Advances in our understanding of the human genome promise to revolutionize medicine and open the door to therapies that are tailored to individuals.

    I don't think you'd be interviewing me if we were any less nimble. You'd be writing our epitaph.

    You've got the weight on me, I'll give you that.

    My job is about the most fun thing I do, but I have a broad set of interests, going places, reading things, doing things.

    My value is still so much higher than I ever expected it to be by a factor of about 50. So the fact that at one point it was say, a factor of 60, well -- that wealth is all going back to society anyway.

    The Internet will be a revolutionary tool during the next decade and will redefine business, ... Software is the key ingredient to changing the way we know the Internet today.

    There's been a lot of misinformation put out by the competitors, ... We will always stand for the PC industry -- high volume, low prices, rapid innovation. People who stand against the PC industry, I don't think they'll be successful.

    We are not even close to finishing the basic dream of what the PC can be.

    While our companies will continue to compete, I'm pleased that we've been able to resolve our prior dispute, and I'm excited about the opportunity to work together collaboratively to make the digital decade a reality,

    Between the better phone, small screen devices, better PC and the wireless environment, it's a whole new world of communications,

    People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.


    long-term vision and product strategy.

    Many of the holy grails of computing that have been worked on over the last 30 years will be solved within this 10-year period, with speech being in every device,

    Access to the outside world is preventing more censorship. I do think information flow is happening in China. ... There's no doubt in my mind that it's been a huge plus.

    It is a great pleasure for me to announce that Steve Ballmer -- my long-term partner in building Microsoft and a great business leader -- is being named CEO,

    It's possible to do a much better machine . . . You could put a faster processor in. Intel's has the 8086. I think five years from now the amount of software and the quality of the software on this machine will be incredible. It will dwarf what is available on mainframes, minicomputers and other machines.

    I have drifted away from thinking about these philanthropic things. And it was only as the wealth got large enough and Melinda and I had talked about the view that that wealth wasn't something that would be good to just pass to the children.

    We bet the company on Windows and we deserve to benefit. It was a risk that's paid off immensely. In retrospect, committing to the graphics interface seems so obvious that now it's hard to keep a straight face.

    If the 1980s were about quality and the 1990s were about re-engineering, then the 2000s will be about velocity. About how quickly business itself will be transacted. About how information access will alter the lifestyle of consumers and their expectations of business . . . The successful companies of the next decade will be the ones that use digital tools to reinvent the way they work.

    Three years from now everyone will have a wireless PC device with them at this conference,

    Deaths from malaria have doubled over the last 20 years,

    Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.

    The appeals court already has affirmed Microsoft's right to build Internet capabilities into the Windows operating system to benefit consumers.

    There are people who don't like capitalism, and people who don't like PCs. But there's no-one who likes the PC who doesn't like Microsoft.


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