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Bill Gates retires tomorrow

Unread postby pentium » Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:17 pm

Damn, it must be nice to retire at only 52 and have pockets deeper than an ocean trench.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/27/technology/27soft.html?hp

EDIT: GRRR! I realized I put a typo in the title. :evil:
Moderator Edit: Fixed it for you <recondas>

Anyways, I forgot to mention that for a while there has been a spoof video of him retiring for a while now.
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Re: Bill Gates retired tomorrow

Unread postby un_ » Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:04 pm

In the words of the late Alan Coren: he's "leaving to spend more time with his money."
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Re: Bill Gates retired tomorrow

Unread postby Gray Fox » Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:43 pm

Man, I wish I had money like that. Pay off those Doctor bills, get a new home, a few more computers, PS3 and alot of games for it and the Wii, god I can go on and on.

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Re: Bill Gates retires tomorrow

Unread postby Dr. Dave » Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:02 pm

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That's OK, there's probably more than one of us kicking around here that have been in computers as long as, and from the same age as, Billy Boy there, and none of us owns any islands yet. There's only one thing worse than getting stuck in a sucky job when you're 20, and that is being stuck in a sucky job when you're 40+...

It's all in the perspective. Anyone local to Ottawa hiring? LOL!

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Re: Bill Gates retires tomorrow

Unread postby zizban » Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:32 am

The real party will be when Steve "Pit Bull" Ballmer leaves.

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Re: Bill Gates retires tomorrow

Unread postby Gray Fox » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:14 am

zizban wrote:The real party will be when Steve "Pit Bull" Ballmer leaves.


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Re: Bill Gates retires tomorrow

Unread postby zizban » Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:20 am

"I love this company, yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!"

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Re: Bill Gates retires tomorrow

Unread postby SGISTEVE » Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:57 am

Yea but is he really happy? you can't buy happiness. Did he do what he wanted to do. Build a monapoly software company.


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Re: Bill Gates retires tomorrow

Unread postby un_ » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:14 pm

SGISTEVE wrote:Yea but is he really happy? you can't buy happiness. Did he do what he wanted to do. Build a monapoly software company

Some would say yes he did, but it looked to me like his priorities changed as he got older. It's Balmer calling the shots now, which is more interesting to watch (from a safe distance) at least.
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Re: Bill Gates retires tomorrow

Unread postby RageX » Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:31 pm

SGISTEVE wrote:Yea but is he really happy? you can't buy happiness. Did he do what he wanted to do. Build a monapoly software company.

Bill Gates is actually rich enough to buy happiness.

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Re: Bill Gates retires tomorrow

Unread postby porter » Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:21 pm

RageX wrote:Bill Gates is actually rich enough to buy happiness.


But he can't buy youth.
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Re: Bill Gates retires tomorrow

Unread postby UrbanHero » Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:20 pm

Bon voyage, Billy! :)
Although i and Billy's OSes were never that close friends, this man did a lot for the (consumers) pc industry.
Things would've looked different without him (and that probably doesn't mean 'better' :) )
Although his approaches weren't always the purest, you gotta respect him for building such an empire from the ground up.
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Re: Bill Gates retires tomorrow

Unread postby R-ten-K » Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:11 pm

SGISTEVE wrote:Yea but is he really happy? you can't buy happiness. Did he do what he wanted to do. Build a monapoly software company.


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Bill Gates suffers a mild form of autism (Ashburger's although I may have spelled it wrong). So his definition of "happiness" seems to be in line with his actions: extremely focused to the point of partially shunning the exterior world.

I have mixed thoughts about the guy. Sure his whole foundation is surely a big PR move, but I don't think I really care much for the leader of a pack of thugs who are responsible for setting back parts of the technology field a good 10 years.
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Re: Bill Gates retires tomorrow

Unread postby hamei » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:51 pm

UrbanHero wrote:Although his approaches weren't always the purest, you gotta respect him for building such an empire from the ground up.

You could say the same thing for Al Capone.

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Re: Bill Gates retires tomorrow

Unread postby skywriter » Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:32 am

hamei wrote:
UrbanHero wrote:Although his approaches weren't always the purest, you gotta respect him for building such an empire from the ground up.

You could say the same thing for Al Capone.


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