Bill Gates Leaves Microsoft For Good: Woohoo!
Billy Boy Has Finally Left the Building:
Bill Gates will go down in history as the biggest conundrum in corporate history. How can someone become the world’s richest man by making the crappiest products?
Not by being a nice guy that’s for sure.
Over the ensuing days you will be reading white-washed accolades about what a great guy Billy is. All I can say is don’t buy into it.
Gates has the reputation of being the most loathed man in the computer industry and it’s a legacy well earned. Case in point … here is a comment that I just read today:
This guy is nothing more than a thief, all his so called patents were created by a company that he first worked for (Apple). His dad (a lawyer) helped him obtain and submit the paper work for all his supposed creations. Now at a ripe old age he wants to give a large amount of his vast fortune to help the world. What a guy! Could it be he is trying to buy his way into heaven for all his evil doings here on earth?
Couldn’t have said it better myself. Fiercely loyal employees who profited from Microsoft like Robert Scoble will of course disagree with me, but the facts speak for itself.
The secret to Bill Gates success was that he perfected the art of predatory business tactics. In fact my first computer job in the 80s was one of his first victims. You can read more about it in my about page if you like.
Fact: Bill Gates sold IBM the DOS operating system before he even had it it. After getting the contract thanks to his Mommy’s contacts he bought the DOS operating system from someone else. And things have never changed since.
Fact: Gates stole code from Apple to create Windows when he was supposedly helping them work on the Mac operating system.
Fact: Bill Gates never created, invented or innovated anything. He either bought the technology from someone else, squeezed out the competition or produced third-rate knockoffs.
Fact: Gates abused his monopoly with IBM PCs to squeeze out his competitors such as WordPerfect (remember them) by forcing the PC hardware manufacturers to sign contracts to not install competitive products on their computers. The list of casualties in the computer industry is (almost) as long as the digits in Billy’s bank account.
Fact: Remember the Justice Department’s subsequent investigations and court battles? Need I say any more?
Now he has the kahunas to play bigshot philanthropist with money that he unscrupulously obtained! Is it any wonder Windows is the most targeted software by virus makers?
Asta la vista Bill! Have a great retirement. Good riddance to bad rubbish indeed.