The J Curve

Friday, October 01, 2004

Quote of the Day

"Microsoft has had clear competitors in the past.
It's good that we have museums to document them."
- Bill Gates, today at the Computer History Museum (former SGI HQ)

At the reception, Gates mingled in front of the wooden Apple 1, with a banner over his head: “The Two Steves.”


  • That line was quite good, wasn't it. However his dodging of the Linux question by suggesting that Linux was in fact taking over other Unix versions on the server, and not Windows, wasn't.

    By Blogger Jeff Clavier, at 11:23 PM  

  • It was a night of good quotes and photos. I liked Gates' response to the question of Windows machines being used for e-voting:

    "Software is magic, and people don't want too much magic in their voting system."

    By Blogger Steve Jurvetson, at 10:23 AM  

  • He's literally taken territory, the Computer History Museum is right next to MS Bay Area headquarters.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:32 AM  

  • That's a little much, coming from someone who was found to have lied in his deposition under oath, and whose company was found as a matter of fact and law to have violated a settlement agreement no to break anti-trust law.

    Then again, maybe this is sour grapes, since two of the products I worked on, PenPoint and GEOS, were wiped out by Microsoft due in small part to Microsoft dirty tricks and in large part to not being good enough.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:43 PM  

  • soon he may move to the museum too

    By Blogger Serge, at 6:22 AM  

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