Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th Dec 2005 16:15 UTC, submitted by BCM
Microsoft "For being shrewd about doing good, for rewiring politics and re-engineering justice, for making mercy smarter and hope strategic and then daring the rest of us to follow, Bill and Melinda Gates and Bono are Time's Persons of the Year." Here is an article dedicated to Bill and Melinda Gates, while an interview with all three can be found here.
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I have my doubts about BG
by eantoranz on Sun 18th Dec 2005 18:50 UTC
eantoranz
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2005-12-18

I don't think it's all about "being a giving person" in the case of BG.

Take this a rather old sample:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/11/13/gates_gives_100m_to_fight/
So the adoption of linux is four times more dangerous for the world than HIV? It could be four times more dangerous... but for microsoft. There you have it. The "BG's a giving person" fairy tale.

And, please, let's not forget they are giving away money that was unfairly obtained in the very first place. That's the kind of crap we have being served today.

I agree it's important people do charity.... but naming BG Time's MOTY because of doing that kind of charity? I think it's way over the top.

Edmundo

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