Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Apr 2006 20:31 UTC
Microsoft Bill Gates himself writes about how he works in his office. "It's pretty incredible to look back 30 years to when Microsoft (Research) was starting and realize how work has been transformed. We're finally getting close to what I call the digital workstyle. If you look at this office, there isn't much paper in it. On my desk I have three screens, synchronized to form a single desktop. I can drag items from one screen to the next. Once you have that large display area, you'll never go back, because it has a direct impact on productivity."
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naelurec
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2006-02-15

What do you expect? Seriously...

"Hi I'm Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft .. I use Microsoft software extensively and it has proved to be prone to regular, major security issues. Our security team advises running three anti-spyware/malware tools -AND- anti-virus software (including our own) but ultimately we cannot clean our own systems of the problem and have to resort to regular reinstalls. In addition, using our technology extensively has led to delays in both our major products: Windows and Office. All our major competitors do not seem to have this issue. Instead of centralizing our infrastructure to reduce licensing and hardware costs, our software needs a license on each device you use. So if you have two desktops, laptop and tablet PC, you need four separate licenses for each piece of Microsoft software. Competitors like Sun promote the idea of "Thin Clients" where you can go from one terminal to the next and have instant access to your entire desktop and apps. Great for you, bad for Microsoft (less licensing revenue)."

I dunno.. I just don't see him saying this.

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