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Podcasts

What’s Bill Gates up to now?

It’s still weird to me that Bill Gates is one of the good guys now. As head of Microsoft he was a ruthless business man who ran a monopoly that every Linux user despised. Since then Microsoft has faltered, or at least the computing arena has changed since the nineties and they’re still catching up.

Anyway, he and his wife now head the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that do amazing work combating disease and helping projects all over the world. For a taste of what they do here are two podcasts worth listening to:

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  • Bill Gates on the Nerdist Podcast. I loved hearing his anecdotes from the early days of computing but what was more interesting was hearing about the fight against polio.
  • Scientific American have a two part show here and here that I’m listening to now.
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Apple Humour Movies

Bill and Steve and the C64

Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, C64

When Bill Gates and Steve Jobs fight who mediates and brokers a peace deal? The venerable Commodore 64!

“Macs get you laid”? The stereotypes continue. (via and here)

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Humour

A Bill Gates On Every Desk

Hehe. Missed these photos a few days ago but they’re a scary look at the past!