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post #21 of 30
lets take this time to remember all the good things steve jobs did.


like,
be the first one to invent some trendy gadgets



at op, good stuff seriously. the super rich need to force change as we all know that stockholders dont care about people dying, unless it can make them money.
     
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post #22 of 30
I seem to remember something about Bill saying he wanted to donate 95% of his money before he dies, and I think the passing of Jobs has given him a new sense of urgency since he wants to see the effects his work has before he dies.

Way to go Bill thumb.gif
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post #23 of 30
And people call Steve Jobs a great man... Doesn't even touch upon Gates.
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Fantastic to hear this. I met Bill Gates while in College and he really does like to listen to what people thin even if its not favorable with his product. Good for him, hopefully this goes to more good use for people.
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The man is a legend.

He seems to have a great sense of social responsibility; to have so much power and resources and to do nothing useful with them would be a waste. Whilst the rest of us might donate spare change, or even just give up a seat on a bus to an elderly person, he does the same but on a grand scale.

I often wonder why he does all this: Is he really altruistic? Does he want the world to love him? Has he got to the point where he has so much money that it is literally insignificant to him or is he just plain bored? To be honest I don't care what the reason is, even if his motives were purely selfish he is helping so many people, and I'm OK with that biggrin.gif
Edited by GingerJohn - 1/31/12 at 10:25am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GingerJohn View Post

The man is a legend.
He seems to have a great sense of social responsibility; to have so much power and resources and to do nothing useful with them would be a waste. Whilst the rest of us might donate spare change, or even just give up a seat on a bus to an elderly person, he does the same but on a grand scale.
I often wonder why he does all this: Is he really alturistic? Does he want the world to love him? Has he got to the point where he has so much money that it is litterally insignificant to him or is he just plain bored? To be honest I don't care what the reason is, even if his motives were purely selfish he is helping so many people, and I'm OK with that biggrin.gif

Maybe it's to make up for his days of being the "dictator" at MS and against the world it seemed. I won't say what he is "doing" is insignificant but it's all about the proportion...100 dollars to me might be all I have to spare while 100 Million might mean less to a person who has Billions.

As for the companies...I just never understood why they wouldn't help out the rest of the world. It's like why MS is fine with piracy in third world countries...it's advertising until you decide the people can afford to pay for it and then you demand that they do. There's nothing altruistic about it. It's just plain good business. Because if you don't provide then eventually others will come in and take that market from you before you even thought to enter it.
     
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post #27 of 30
money = power..

;<<br />
nice of mr. gates !
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I have a good deal of respect for him, not for simply giving such incredible amounts of money, but for taking the initiative to call on others that would probably not do such things without his clout.

Good form.
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post #29 of 30
I think it's about time we abandon the "good guy Greg" meme and change it to "good guy Bill" even though it lacks the alliteration smoothness of the original.

Actually, how about "good guy Gates"? tongue.gif
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If there is a Jesus of Technology, it must be Bill Gates.
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