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Joel on Software

2000/11/03

by Joel Spolsky
Friday, November 03, 2000

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Discussion topic number one is:

Bill Gates on Poverty

"Pacing the room, waving his hands, he conjures up an image of an African village that receives a computer.

"'The mothers are going to walk right up to that computer and say, My children are dying, what can you do?' Mr. Gates says. 'They're not going to sit there and like, browse eBay or something. What they want is for their children to live. They don't want their children's growth to be stunted. Do you really have to put in computers to figure that out?'"

--Bill Gates, quoted in today's New York Times.


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