Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
What the world would have been like if Gates had never been born.
At first glance, Bill appears to be an ordinary man. But he is anything but ordinary.
In his time, Bill helped spur the PC revolution that has changed how people work and live. And he built one of the most powerful and influential companies that the world has ever seen.
But today is the day that Bill is stepping down from day-to-day activities at the company that he built, and he can’t help but feel sad.
“What have I really accomplished?” thinks Bill, sitting in his plush office. “Sure, there’s the obscene amount of money I’ve made. And the power and influence I’ve gained over countries and markets. And, of course, the many competitors that were crushed.
“But, still, lots of people make fun of or even actively dislike our products. All the cool kids want to use the stuff from that guy Steve’s fruity company. And those darn open-source guys are giving away software that we could be making millions selling.”