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Bill Gates
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At every juncture, advanced tools have been the key to a new wave of applications, and each wave of applications has been key to driving computing to the next level. Bill Gates

The billion people who wake up every day trying to figure out if they have enough food to eat won't be at Davos. Bill Gates

This antitrust thing will blow over. Bill Gates

The people who resist change will be confronted by the growing number of people who see that better ways are available; thanks to technology. Bill Gates

There's nobody getting rich writing software that I know of. Bill Gates

We will never make a 32-bit operating system. Bill Gates

The key for us, number one, has always been hiring very smart people. Bill Gates

In three years, every product my company makes will be obsolete. The only question is whether we will make them obsolete or somebody else will. Bill Gates

Information work is thinking work. Bill Gates

Bridge is the king of all card games. Bill Gates

I am not in competition with anyone but myself. My goal is to improve myself continuously. Bill Gates

The finest pieces of software are those where one individual has a complete sense of exactly how the program works. To have that, you have to really love the program and concentrate on keeping it simple, to an incredible degree. Bill Gates

People often overestimate what will happen in the next two years and underestimate what will happen in ten. Bill Gates

I'm truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs' death. The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come. For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it's been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely. Bill Gates

Make it just like a Mac. Bill Gates

Cutting through complexity to find a solution runs through four predictable stages: determine a goal, find the highest-leverage approach, discover the ideal technology for that approach, and in the meantime, make the smartest application of the technology that you already have - whether it's something sophisticated, like a drug, or something simpler, like a bednet. Bill Gates

Change the boundaries of business. Bill Gates

It's not easy to remember, but IBM was the computer industry when I was growing up. You loved 'em. You hated 'em. You knew what they were doing. They had set a standard for mainframes. They also set a standard for great sales focus and heavy product R & D. Bill Gates

If you're a guest [at my $113 million house], you'll be able to call up on screens throughout the house almost any image you like - presidential portraits, reproductions of High Renaissance paintings, pictures of sunsets, airplanes, skiers in the Andes, a rare French stamp, the Beatles in 1965. Bill Gates

When I was in college, for the games of that era, I was as hard core as anyone was. I wouldn't say I outgrew it, but you always have to have a finite number of addictions. Bill Gates

Contrary to Piketty's rentier hypothesis, I do' see anyone on the [Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans] whose ancestors bought a great parcel of land in 1780 and have been accumulating family wealth by collecting rents ever since. In America, that old money is long gone - through instability, inflation, taxes, philanthropy, and spending. Bill Gates

I'm not an educator ... I'm a learner. Bill Gates

Every new change forces all the companies in an industry to adapt their strategies to that change. Bill Gates

I want to make clear that we respect the role of government in our legal andeconomic system. Bill Gates

Banking is necessary - banks are not. Bill Gates

Software was the key element that would determine how useable and how broadly applicable the machine was. Bill Gates

Even when I wrote Basic myself the day before I burned it into a computer I wasn't making design changes. I didn't have a testing team. I did all the testing myself. And there was no project methodology or schedule that, there was the notion of coming to a close means testing a lot at the end and making very few changes. Bill Gates

From the day Microsoft was started, the only constraint to our growth has been attracting ah, more great programmers, very smart, committed, ah, people. And so we're always on... on the look for ah, that kind of person. Bill Gates

If you're smart, you often want a feedback loop so you know if what you've done is... is right. Bill Gates

Software will get to be somewhat more mature, ah, but it will never be as predictable as most areas of engineering. Bill Gates

It's the same way that when the car got going, people thought it would be an electric car, people thought it would be a steam car. Actually, the dark horse in that race was internal combustion, but because of the energy density of gasoline and discovery of oil in large amounts at that point in first Pennsylvania and then Texas, it won out over those other two, to the point that those other two are actually viewed as obscure footnotes in history. Bill Gates

The government is there day in and day out, if you want all kids to have education, if you want to run courts, if you want to have an army, if you want to have roads, you've got to have the taxation system that funds everything that you expect. Bill Gates

We [US] are the biggest per person, by a substantial amount, greenhouse emitters, and we give the most foreign aid, not per person but in absolute. This is another issue where hopefully we will take a long-term approach which, even though we sometimes have a hard time doing that, it's easier for us, as a rich country with this kind of scientific depth, than it is for the poor countries who will suffer the problems. Bill Gates

Stolen's a strong word. It's copyrighted content that the owner wasn't paid for. So yes. Bill Gates

Before Paul and I started the company, we had been involved in some large-scale software projects that were real disasters. They just kept pouring people in, and nobody knew how they were going to stabilize the project. We swore to ourselves that we would do better. Bill Gates

What if Columbus had been told, Chris, baby, don't go now. Wait until we've solved our number-one priorities - war and famine; poverty and crime; pollution and disease; illiteracy and racial hatred.... Bill Gates

Software suppliers are trying to make their software packages more 'user-friendly' [...] Their best approach, so far, has been to take all the old brochures, and stamp the words, 'user-friendly' on the cover. Bill Gates

If empathy channels our optimism, we will see the empathy and the diseases and the poor school. We will answer with our innovations and we will surprise the pessimists. Bill Gates

We're all responsible for creating a polio-free world while we still can. Bill Gates

The dreams of the past - whether it was public TV being rolled into the classroom to teach Spanish, or the film projectors or the videotapes or the computer-aided instruction drill systems - the hopes have been dashed in terms of technology having some big impact. The foundation, I think can play a unique role there. Now, our money is more to the teacher-effectiveness thing, and technology is No. 2, but I'll probably spend more money on the technology things. Bill Gates

If you give people tools, and they use their natural abilities and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected. Bill Gates

If you go back to 1800, everybody was poor. I mean everybody. The Industrial Revolution kicked in, and a lot of countries benefited, but by no means everyone. Bill Gates

On my desk I have three screens, synchronized to form a single desktop. I can drag items from one screen to the next. Once you have that large display area, you'll never go back, because it has a direct impact on productivity. Bill Gates

Globalization has made copper and other minerals more valuable, and Ghana and Kenya have recently discovered mineral resources. Bill Gates

I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition. Bill Gates

In almost every job now, people use software and work with information to enable their organisation to operate more effectively. Bill Gates

Two out of every five people on Earth today owe their lives to the higher crop outputs that fertilizer has made possible. Bill Gates

I have seen firsthand that agricultural science has enormous potential to increase the yields of small farmers and lift them out of hunger and poverty. Bill Gates

Microsoft Research has a thing called the Sense Cam that, as you walk around, it's taking photos all the time. And the software will filter and find the ones that are interesting without having to think, 'Let's get out the camera and get that shot.' You just have that, and software helps you pick what you want. Bill Gates

When Ford sells a car, a dealer isn't allowed to take out the engine and put a different one in. When a newsstand sells the Washington Post, no one can go to the newsstand and pay them to rip out the classified section and put their own classified section in - if they could, they would do so. Bill Gates

I spend a lot of time reading. Bill Gates

I have a nice office. I have a nice house... So I'm not denying myself some great things. I just don't happen to have expensive hobbies. Bill Gates

Given how few young people actually read the newspaper, it's a good thing they'll be reading a newspaper on a screen. Bill Gates

It's easier to add things on to a PC than it's ever been before. It's one click, and boom, it comes down. Bill Gates

Of my mental cycles, I devote maybe ten percent to business thinking. Business isn't that complicated. I wouldn't want to put it on my business card. Bill Gates

The Center for Disease Control started out as the malaria war control board based in Atlanta. Partly because the head of Coke had some people out to his plantation, and they got infected with malaria, and partly 'cause all the military recruits were coming down and having a higher fatality rate from malaria while training than in the field. Bill Gates

In a budget, how important is art versus music versus athletics versus computer programming? At the end of the day, some of those trade-offs will be made politically. Bill Gates

One thing I've always loved about the culture at Microsoft is there is nobody who is tougher on us, in terms of what we need to learn and do better, than the people in the company itself. You can walk down these halls, and they'll tell you, 'We need to do usability better, push this or that frontier.' Bill Gates

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. Bill Gates

The Global Fund is a central player in the progress being achieved on HIV, TB and malaria. It channels resources to help countries fight these diseases. I believe in its impact because I have seen it firsthand. Bill Gates

To create a new standard, it takes something that's not just a little bit different; it takes something that's really new and really captures people's imagination, and the Macintosh, of all the machines I've ever seen, is the only one that meets that standard. Bill Gates

Maintaining a consistent platform also helps improve product support - a significant problem in the software industry. Bill Gates

I don't like typing messages on my phone. Some people get used to it. Bill Gates

I get more spam than anyone I know. Bill Gates

Investing for the poor requires participation from the entire community. Bill Gates

The quality of research in the U.S. is absolutely the best. Bill Gates

A first-generation fortune is the most likely to be given away, but once a fortune is inherited it's less likely that a very high percentage will go back to society. Bill Gates

The nuclear industry has this amazing record, even equipment from generations one and two. But nuclear mishaps tend to come in these big events - Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and now Fukushima - so it's more visible. Bill Gates

It's paradoxical that, when you have better health, families choose to have less children, because they've been having enough children so that they can be sure that a few of them will survive and take care of them. So as health improves, then all the other problems are dramatically easier to tackle. Bill Gates

Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning. Bill Gates

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