Outsourcing the Next Bill Gates
I consider Ray Ozzie to be the next Bill Gates since Ray will ultimately drive
software strategy for Microsoft. Pollsters at Zogby have a
-- to them, the next Bill Gates is the man or woman that
drives the next generation of technology. And that person doesn't wave the stars
and stripes, most Americans believe. Instead, the next Bill G. will hail from
Asia, either Japan or China, or perhaps India.
But Zogby didn't call up hundreds of Americans just to ask about Gates. While
interrupting all these dinners, Zobgy also found that Americans believe that
kids know more about the Internet than congressmen -- though Sen. Ted Stevens
from Alaska did nail it when he defined the 'Net as a series of tubes. That
was as insightful as George W. talking about "The Google."
Posted by Doug Barney on 01/02/2007 at 1:15 PM