… and it would not be likely that we’d be in today’s economic mess. Here’s Warren and Bill Gates addressing an audience six years ago… listen closely and then wonder why we don’t tax the rich a little more:
- Warren Buffet: I Could End The Deficit In 5 Minutes (thenewspundit.com)
- Explaining Warren Buffett’s $1.5 Billion Gift to Bill Gates (blogs.wsj.com)
- Warren Buffet – the one I admire (knwme.wordpress.com)
“I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.”
– Albert Einstein
Here is the word from a television broadcast and a VERY young Bill Gates 34 years ago:
I’d write more, but I’ve got to get over to one of our many thousand software stores and pick up some stuff that costs more than my computer (gee, if we could only get all of this in a hand-held telephone!).
H. Edward Roberts is relatively unknown to most of the world, but in the 1970s, in Albuquerque, NM, he created a gadget and turned it into a business. One of his earliest employees, Bill Gates, created Microsoft with partner Paul Allen to write the first Basic program for the Altair. Eventually, bored with the project, Roberts sold out for around a million dollars and went in other directions while Gates became a billionaire.
Roberts died in Macon, Georgia, Thursday. According to his son one of Roberts’ last visitors was Bill Gates, who never forgot the man many credit with the creation of the PC industry.