Bill Gates retires soon

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  1. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    Just found out that Bill Gates will be retiring within the next couple months, i have to say, kinda sad, not to mention he's young, he was in this business ever since he was 17
     
  2. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    Maybe he'll finally take it easy and get a mac.
     
  3. 66217 Guest

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    Well, he deserves it. I really admire him.

    He changed the world completely and even tho he has a lot of money, he seems to be a really simple and nice person.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    Unless you're doing business with him, and then the fangs come out. :p

    I Jest. Good luck Bill!

    B
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, Bill seems OK. His company did change the world as well, and I wish him the best of luck.
     
  6. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Haha, so it is true: Once you go geek, you never come back.:p

    Funny video.
     
  8. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    I hate him in business and love him in charity and international development. He is a force for profound positive change in the world, because he approaches development in an effective and intelligent way. I'm happy he'll commit more time for it, and I hope that the Nobel committee wakes up and gives him the Prize soon.
     
  9. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    that video was pretty funny.... I liked jay z
     
  10. jknight8907 macrumors 6502a

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    There's a Macbook Pro behind Jay Z in the recording studio room.
     
  11. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    gates is probably a nice person overall, but i'm not so sure if i want to work with him (same can be said about SJ, i guess). time had an interview w/ gates back in '97, kinda interesting to look back what was happening ten years ago.

    when is ballmer gonna retire? :D
     
  12. avincent52 macrumors regular

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    The video was actually pretty funny, but it tried waaaaaay too hard, like a Very Special Episode of The Cosby Show, rather than a normally funny episode of 30 Rock or The Office.
    It became all about how many A-listers you could cram into 10 minutes, the kind of thing that you might find at the Bar Mitzvah of a precocious kid with an incredibly well-connected Dad.
    Wonder if anyone turned them down? Springsteen maybe?
    A notable lack of professional athletes, which would have been a natural forum for geek gags.
    best
    Allen
     
  13. nikopolidis macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I've heard about his retirement too.
    Well, great man, great ideas, great company that did a great contribution to our live! :)
    I wonder if he can provide his company with adequate successor.
    Does anybody know about possible successor?
     
  14. kristiano macrumors regular

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    I may not agree with everything he did in business but I have a lot of respect for Bill, both as a businessman and as a humanitarian.
     

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