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Bill Gates



    Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.

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    The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.

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    If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG.

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    I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.

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    Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers - organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative - if we don't solve these security problems, then people will hold back.

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    Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.

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    Life is not fair; get used to it.

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    Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

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    If I were a guy who just wanted to win, I would have already moved on to another arena. If I'd had some set idea of a finish line, don't you think I would have crossed it years ago

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    But the government made some non-negotiable demands that were very surprising to us,

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    The impact on our society of the computing revolution is simply breathtaking -- it has changed the way we work, play, learn and communicate.

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    I realized about 10 years ago that my wealth has to go back to society. A fortune, the size of which is hard to imagine, is best not passed on to one's children. It's not constructive for them.

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    We are not even close to finishing the basic dream of what the PC can be.

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    In the living room itself, Xbox 360 is our centerpiece and a product that redefines what goes on there.

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    The software is where the magic is. If you're going to have all this power be simple enough, appealing enough and cool enough, it's going to be because the software is right.

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    All operating systems, including IBM's, Sun's, Apple's and many others are including Internet browsing capabilities, ... The beauty of the Internet is its openness. It cannot be controlled or dominated or cut off because it is simply a constantly changing series of linkages.

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    Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.

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    The dreams we have [for the digital future] can only be realized if we not only build secure approaches that make those easy to administer.

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    Part of India's great success in the IT sector comes from the fantastic investment that the government has made over decades in institutions like the Indian Institutes of Technology. India only has six or seven million seats at its universities, and it will need 20 to 25 million, so I think this is a great opportunity to rethink the idea of a university.

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    This is clearly the most massive attempt at government regulation of the technology industry ever.

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    If government is pulling back on this stuff, then the AIDS epidemic absolutely will not be stopped and the whole view of the rich world and how they've behaved to the world at large I think will be sort of irredeemable,

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    He's truly been a leader in protecting the safety of children online and convincing government, law enforcement and the private sector that we all need to work together to tackle this important problem.

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    That license is concrete proof of government commitment to strengthen the awareness and the activities around intellectual property.

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    The government is going to file a lawsuit. Microsoft is innocent of any of these charges and we're certainly going to defend ourselves vigorously,

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