Bill Gates Quotes (412 Quotes)

    we'll have a better search engine and make it more attractive for people to use.

    I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.

    We can see this evolving landscape. We've all got a common challenge here.

    We think we'll revolutionize how people do things in the workplace by bringing streaming media and Microsoft Office together in a combined vision,

    The incredible momentum around all these new products and services shows that the digital lifestyle has truly gone mainstream this year. Now it's time to bring together the devices, software and services in people's lives and take all these experiences to the next level.

    Paul was instrumental in the creation of Microsoft and has played an important role in the success and direction of our company throughout the years,

    No one will need more than 637 kb of memory for a personal computer. - said in the early 1970s

    Virtually every company will be going out and empowering their workers with a certain set of tools, and the big difference in how much value is received from that will be how much the company steps back and really thinks through their business processesthinking through how their business can change, how their project management, their customer feedback, their planning cycles can be quite different than they ever were before.

    As people see how we've broken down the boundaries between Office and the Internet as they see how we let them share information ... the things we've done with e-mail, the things we've done with the recovery capabilities, they'll see that this is a very big launch of Office,

    People hate, hate, hate to subscribe to things on the Internet.

    We went down to Apple to talk to them about putting QuickTime into our media player,

    You want to have more information that you can just glance at and work with in a very simple way. The idea of a big screen that uses your full field of vision makes sense to us.

    The time is really now to change these things. That's true from the point of view of the relationship between the rich world and the poor world, it's true from a security point of view, an economic point of view. ... We're hopeful that the U.S. and other governments will see this as a turning point,

    Although (the Y2K problem) is a terrible distraction and there will be some disruption, there has been a little bit of a windfall for some participants in the IT industry, ... below the middle of the panic (levels) some people have suggested.

    If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.

    The obvious mathematical breakthrough would be development of an easy way to factor large prime numbers

    I never would have predicted it. I didn't set out to achieve some level of wealth or size of company. I remember in 1980 or 1981 looking at a list of people who had made a lot of money in the computer industry and thinking, 'Wow, that's amazing.' But

    This will continue, ... They'll have a new version, we'll have a new version. It's a healthy competition that you expect in the computer software market.

    People who feared IBM were wrong, ... Technology is ever-changing.

    I'd be happy if I could think that the role of the library was sustained and even enhanced in the age of the computer.

    The two areas that are changing... are information technology and medical technology. Those are the things that the world will be very different 20 years from now than it is today.

    I think all students start off with incredible ability and curiosity, and if they're given the opportunity to pursue that, if they're given a chance to see the neat things about the world in terms that they can appreciate and enjoy, that their abilities will be reinforced and that we'll really achieve so much more potential out of the great students we have than we do today.

    Electronic mail has been a huge phenomena for us. It gives us a little bit of a closer feel. Even if somebody's office is in another building, you're always sending them messages. And even if they're off in another country it makes that easy. So, we

    It's on 24 hours a day, it's the gateway and it's the main conductor of information, ... It's really a center for all the information and will make it a lot easier.

    These mergers really don't change all that much over night. I didn't expect Oracle to buy Siebel, but they did,

    When Dr. Lee was an employee at Microsoft, I thought of him as trustworthy, ... There were a lot of things around his leaving Microsoft that I wouldn't have expected.

    We need in this industry small software companies with two or five people that are very, very specialized, ... We also need many giants.

    Vietnam has the opportunity to look at all the models that have worked and take the best of those models and apply its own unique approach to its development.

    It's a disgrace that the world has allowed malaria deaths to double in the last 20 years, when so much more could be done to stop the disease.

    I don't think it's constructive to grow up having billions of dollars. . . . The idea that I will take a sizeable portion of my fortune and have them inherit that, I don't think that would be to society's benefit or to their benefit. I've spoken out about this before . . . my philosophy of giving back my wealth to society.

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