Bill Gates Bows Out Quietly at CES
aside, Bill Gates, who's finally pretty much done as Microsoft's
really have a whole lot to say
at this week's big, headline-grabbing trade
show, CES. Of course, Gates' somewhat
gave rise to a whole new round of criticism of Microsoft
for not innovating...which leads us to wonder, to what extent has Microsoft
Microsoft has always been about sales, marketing and, uh, "dealing with"
its competition. It has rarely been on the cutting edge of much of anything
-- nor has it needed to be. And Redmond's not hurting financially now. So Gates
didn't set the world on fire in one of his big farewell appearances. So what?
He can still play big-money whip-out with just about anybody on the planet,
and, fortunately for much of the world, he's doing a lot of good with his money.
Posted by Lee Pender on 01/08/2008 at 1:21 PM