Good enough for CNN, I guess, but really. I mean, just listen to this stuff. This guy is an expert at absolutely nothing. Only a liberal could take this seriously:
Gates stole "Quick and Dirty Operating System" (QDOS), rebranded it "DOS". Got rich.— IT Guy (@ITGuy1959) August 6, 2021
Later Gates partnered w/IBM to build "OS/2" then stabbed IBM in back by using the tech to early release "Windows". Got mega-rich.
Btw Jobs & Gates got GUI from Xerox.👇🏽
He's just a con artist. pic.twitter.com/xGafPS0ja6
Old enough to remember that Bill Gates wrote The Road Ahead in 1995 in which he somehow forgot to talk about the internet. Why would anyone take pandemic advice from a computer nerd who doesn't even understand computer stuff?— Hans Mahncke (@HansMahncke) August 6, 2021
A megalomanic enabled by the media. https://t.co/7DakvCRTj7
Anyone who has been in IT since the '80s has known all of this for a long time - not to mention many non-IT people knowing it.ReplyDelete
But for some reason people in this country (the U.S.) have always admired and ascribed expertise and moral authority to those with money; and in direct proportion to the amount of money they have. There is no sane reason for this. Many of the uber-rich are grifters, shysters, and con-artists(for example, Soros). Gates and others like him may yet be the death of this country through this societal flaw.
The founders certainly recognized the natural tendency of people wanting to have kings - and the associated danger of that - but I wonder if they ever imagined a time when people would be willing to vest ruling authority in people based on their personal wealth.
In a just world Fauxi, Gates, et al would be looking to move to the nearest country that doesn't have an extradition treaty with the US.ReplyDelete
My fantasy is seeing all of the characters in the dock, convicted and an appointment on the gibbet.
Gates also though a Kindle type reader was a bad idea for Microsoft. Oops. That really put the company behind the 8-ball for quite some time.ReplyDelete