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Tracking Gates Now Easier

Bill Gates always had a platform for his technical views. Now that he's devoting 90 percent of his $40 billion fortune (it used to be $58 billion before the market melted) to charity, he also has a platform for his views on world issues.

No, Bill doesn't weigh in on all the usual cable news talking points: Sarah Palin, Obamacare, the war on extremists. Instead, Gates talks about less sexy issues: disease, hunger, the environment and education. What's he thinking? No wonder he doesn't get as much press as the talking head buffoons on either side!

Bill isn't just Tweeting, but has a new Web site called "The Gates Notes" where he opines. One of his latest pieces shows faith in science and innovation to solve problems like global warming.

I love that Bill avoids politics and focuses instead on logical solutions to the world's biggest problems. Perhaps my column two years ago made more sense than most realized.

Posted by Doug Barney on 02/10/2010 at 1:17 PM


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