Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Jun 2006 20:29 UTC
Microsoft A lot of news on Bill Gates's stepping back. Mary Jo Foley wonders if Microsoft will still be the same after Gates has left, while also compiling a list of his 10 biggest Microsoft flops. Elsewhere, Bill Gates's successor, Craig Mundie, talks to eWeek. In addition, Cnet features an interview with both Mundie as well as Ray Ozzie: "Bill Gates leaves some pretty big shoes to fill. Think of Ray Ozzie as the left shoe and Craig Mundie as the right one."
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Grammar correction...
by Symgeosis on Fri 16th Jun 2006 21:28 UTC
Symgeosis
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2005-09-13

According to proper (American) grammar it should be "Gates'" instead of "Gates's"; I'm assuming that this is a fairly universal rule for english grammar though I may be wrong.

Edited 2006-06-16 21:28

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RE: Grammar correction...
by mipeligro on Fri 16th Jun 2006 21:51 in reply to "Grammar correction..."
mipeligro Member since:
2006-06-03

There are two occurances of "Gates's" in Thom's paragraph. The first is awkward, but since it's a contraction for "Gates is", it's correct. The second is a possessive, but the correction for that should be "Gates'" not "Gates" -- the apostrophe is needed to indicate possession.

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RE[2]: Grammar correction...
by Symgeosis on Fri 16th Jun 2006 21:58 in reply to "RE: Grammar correction..."
Symgeosis Member since:
2005-09-13

Sir, you may want to examine my post a little more closely...