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It's easier for our software to compete with Linux when there's piracy than when there's not. Bill Gates
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You know, I'm a big believer in touch and digital reading, but I still think that some mixture of voice, the pen and a real keyboard - in other words a netbook - will be the mainstream on that. Bill Gates
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Our modern lifestyle is not a political creation. Before 1700, everybody was poor as hell. Life was short and brutish. It wasn't because we didn't have good politicians; we had some really good politicians. But then we started inventing - electricity, steam engines, microprocessors, understanding genetics and medicine and things like that. Yes, stability and education are important - I'm not taking anything away from that - but innovation is the real driver of progress. Bill Gates
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About three million computers get sold every year in China, but people don't pay for the software. Someday they will, though. As long as they are going to steal it, we want them to steal ours. They'll get sort of addicted, and then we'll somehow figure out how to collect sometime in the next decade. Bill Gates
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Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life. Bill Gates
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Setting clear goals and finding measures that will mark progress toward them can improve the human condition. Bill Gates
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The most meaningful way to differentiate your company from your competitors, the best way to put distance between you and the crowd is to do an outstanding job with information. How you gather, manage and use information will determine whether you win or lose. Bill Gates
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An important re-engineering principle is that companies should focus on their core competence and outsource everything else. Bill Gates
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Teams should be able to act with the same unity of purpose and focus as a well motivated individual. Bill Gates
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Don't tax my income, tax my consumption. Bill Gates
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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. Bill Gates
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Computers are great because when you're working with them you get immediate results that let you know if your program works. It's feedback you don't get from many other things. Bill Gates
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Today, you always know whether you are on the Internet or on your PC's hard drive. Tomorrow, you will not care and may not even know. Bill Gates
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If I think something's a waste of time or inappropriate I don't wait to point it out. I say it right away. It's real time. So you might hear me say 'That's the dumbest idea I have ever heard' many times during a meeting. Bill Gates
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The world is progressing and resources are becoming more abundant. I'd rather go into a grocery store today than a king's banquet a hundred years ago. Bill Gates
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The power of capitalism to mediate the gap between rich and poor is pretty incredible. Indeed, I think, year by year, the gap gets less. Bill Gates
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Learn from your unhappy customers. Bill Gates
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You don't have to own a TV network to go out and do a cool show. Bill Gates
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Perhaps I should be flattered that somebody imagines the name is worth so much, especially since my parents gave me the same name 42 years ago for free. Bill Gates
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Often you have to rely on your intuition. Bill Gates
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I believe it's not only possible to eradicate malaria; I believe it's necessary. Ultimately, the cost of controlling it endlessly is not sustainable. The only way to stop this disease is to end it forever. Bill Gates
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Software substitution, whether it's for drivers or waiters or nurses ... it's progressing. ... Technology over time will reduce demand for jobs, particularly at the lower end of skill set. ... 20 years from now, labor demand for lots of skill sets will be substantially lower. I do' think people have that in their mental model. Bill Gates
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You can make money and you can make excuses, but you can never make money out of excuses Bill Gates
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Kenya's M-Pesa proves that when people are empowered, they will use digital tech to innovate on their own behalf. Bill Gates
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A fundamental new rule for business is that the Internet changes everything. Bill Gates
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When you write a piece of software you assume a certain type of hardware. If you assume hardware that's too powerful then you can't sell many copies cause very few people have that machine. If you assume hardware that's too simple your product can't do as much. Bill Gates
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I'm invested in a lot of battery companies - and there's a lot that exists I'm not in. Bill Gates
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It's energy intensification, where we essentially have, through our light bulbs and cars, the manpower of [hundreds of] people working on our behalf, helping our food being created, helping our materials like steel and plastic and wood and paper be created. Our lifestyles are incredibly energy intense. Bill Gates
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The world is very disparate, in terms of the US using the most energy per person, and then the other rich countries - Europe, Japan, New Zealand - using about half of what we do, and then the world average being about a fifth of what we use, with China just now surpassing the world average. Bill Gates
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The US spends more on energy R&D than all other countries put together, and I personally consider it quite inadequate. Bill Gates
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We need to look at less obvious paths, things like the wind in the jet stream, which is very high up. The material science of what type of kite string you would need to connect up to that. That's still at the basic research level. Bill Gates
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We paired this announcement of the R&D [commitment] with the so-called Breakthrough Energy Coalition, which is 27 [major investors] saying, "Hey, we'll put significant money into [energy innovations] when they're ready to spin out probably into startup companies." Bill Gates
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The vision is really about empowering workers, giving them all the Bill Gates
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I believe OS/2 is destined to be the most important operating system, and possibly program, of all time. As the successor to DOS, which has over 10,000,000 systems in use, it creates incredible opportunities for everyone involved with PCs. Bill Gates
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Sometimes we do get taken by surprise. For example, when the Internet came along, we had it as a fifth or sixth priority. Bill Gates
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Microsoft is always two years away from failure. Bill Gates
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No one will need more than 637Kb of memory for a personal computer Bill Gates
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I believe OS/2 is destined to be the most important operating system, and possibly program, of all time. Bill Gates
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You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both. Bill Gates
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I want to admit that I am an optimist. Any tough problem, I think it can be solved. Bill Gates
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Like many others, I have deep misgivings about the state of education in the United States. Too many of our students fail to graduate from high school with the basic skills they will need to succeed in the 21st Century economy, much less prepared for the rigors of college and career. Although our top universities continue to rank among the best in the world, too few American students are pursuing degrees in science and technology. Compounding this problem is our failure to provide sufficient training for those already in the workforce. Bill Gates
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Software is the magic thing whose importance only goes up over time. Bill Gates
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Imagine, just for the sake of discussion, that you had a few hours a week and a few dollars a month to donate to a cause - and you wanted to spend that time and money where it would have the greatest impact in saving and improving lives. Where would you spend it? Bill Gates
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Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight. Bill Gates
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I didn't completed my University Education Bill Gates
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The greatest thing you can do for your competition - hire poorly. Bill Gates
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Vaccination is pretty special because you can do a vaccination campaign anywhere in the world. All you are doing is gathering women from the villages, getting them the vaccines and asking them to go around and find the children. Bill Gates
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I believe technology will continue to become more affordable and more people will have the chance to use it. This will help more people get medical care and a good education. Bill Gates
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I don't have any TVs with their over-the-air receivers connected in my house. But when I'm in a hotel room or other places that have a TV, then I turn it on and flip the channels just like everybody else. I'm not immune to the lures of television. I just try to stay away from it because I like to read. Bill Gates
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Computer science ... jobs should be way more interesting than even going to Wall Street or being a lawyer-or, I can argue, than anything but perhaps biology, and there it's just a tie. Bill Gates
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Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years. Bill Gates
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I hope you will judge yourselves not on your professional accomplishments alone, but also on how well you have addressed the world's deepest inequities...on how well you treated people a world away who have nothing in common with you but your humanity. Bill Gates
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Stolen's a strong word. It's copyrighted content that the owner wasn't paid for. Bill Gates
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Everyone needs a coach. It doesn't matter whether you're a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player. Bill Gates
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Discrimination has a lot of layers that make it tough for minorities to get a leg up. Bill Gates
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Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana. Bill Gates
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We make the future sustainable when we invest in the poor, not when we insist on their suffering. Bill Gates
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Polio's pretty special because once you get an eradication, you no longer have to spend money on it; it's just there as a gift for the rest of time. Bill Gates
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I actually thought that it would be a little confusing during the same period of your life to be in one meeting when you're trying to make money, and then go to another meeting where you're giving it away. I mean is it gonna erode your ability, you know, to make money? Are you gonna somehow get confused about what you're trying to do? Bill Gates
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I don't think there is any philosophy that suggests having polio is a good thing. Bill Gates
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Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers - organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative - if we don't solve these security problems, then people will hold back. Bill Gates
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When I was growing up, my parents were almost involved in various volunteer things. My dad was head of Planned Parenthood. And it was very controversial to be involved with that. Bill Gates
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The Gates Foundation has learned that two questions can predict how much kids learn: 'Does your teacher use class time well?' and, 'When you're confused, does your teacher help you get straightened out?' Bill Gates
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Me and my dad are the biggest promoters of an estate tax in the US. It's not a popular position. Bill Gates
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Well, I don't think there's any need for people to focus on my career. Bill Gates
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Antitrust is the way that the government promotes markets when there are market failures. It has nothing to do with the idea of free information. Bill Gates
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Any version of Windows is going to have lots of great new things that people use and things that are tough. Bill Gates
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Corruption is one of the most common reasons I hear in views that criticize aid. Bill Gates
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Harnessing steam power required many innovations, as William Rosen chronicles in the book 'The Most Powerful Idea in the World.' Bill Gates
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Living on $6 a day means you have a refrigerator, a TV, a cell phone, your children can go to school. That's not possible on $1 a day. Bill Gates
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