Thursday, December 18, 2008

Bill Gates: Your boss will be a geek


I thought I would pass along the link for the Tech Republic article and video “Five Things We Learned from Bill Gates,” by Jason Hiner, link here.

Some reactions: On one of my substitute teaching assignments in 2007, I saw on English teacher’s whiteboard tips, “your boss is likely to be a geek.” And you don’t need to have a “winner take all” culture to have freedom and constructive capitalism. And it was Gates who imagined the idea that software would eventually matter more than hardware. The revolution of the 1990s was, after all, the Internet and the instantaneous spread of information, not more trips to the Moon. Think back to 1968, when MGM made “2001: A Space Odyssey” and we imagined we would be able to travel to Jupiter by then. That isn’t what happened; the hardware is still too expensive.

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