Bill Gates at Harvard Graduation Ceremony

March 23, 2010

This is a part 1 of 5 part speech by Bill Gates at Harvard, he has a good sense of humor. I found the next four parts really boring.

Listening to the entire speech it feels that he is not, what he is considered to be. Crook, mean, evil, ready to do anything to gain an upper hand in the world of technology. Instead it feels he has completely denounced that world, and entered a new phase of being a philanthropist. Looks like he is still very passionate about whatever he does.

It doesn’t matter what people talk about him, he has been one of the driving force for where the technology is today. Unlike his peers Larry Ellison or Steve Jobs who still are at the helm of their corporation. Gates has successfully passed on the baton to Steve Ballmer, and has given Microsoft a ability to hold its fort in his absence. Thats a great achievement not sure if Apple or Oracle has that capability.

Anyways the opening remarks of the speech are humorous, Its a good watch.

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Love between IE and Mozilla teams

September 23, 2009

Despite the cold reception from Microsoft’s top management, the Internet Explorer development team maintains a relationship with Mozilla. They meet regularly to discuss web standards such as extended validation certificates.[151] In 2005 Mozilla agreed to allow Microsoft to use its Web feed logo in the interest of common graphical representation of the Web feeds feature.[152]

In August 2006, Microsoft offered to help Mozilla integrate Firefox with the then-forthcoming Windows Vista,[153] an offer Mozilla accepted.[154]

In October 2006, as congratulations for a successful ship of Firefox 2, the Internet Explorer 7 development team sent a cake to Mozilla.[155][156] As a nod to the browser wars, some readers joked about the cake being poisoned, while others jokingly suggested that Mozilla send a cake back along with the recipe, in reference to the open-source software movement.[157] The IE development team sent another cake on June 17, 2008, upon the successful release of Firefox 3.[158]

I knew about the love relationship Google shares with Mozilla. Mozilla is earning big bucks on this relationship.

Never knew that IE and Mozilla dev teams share co-cordial relationship. The cake incident is funny.


I’m a PC

March 18, 2009

Good little I’m a PC ad. Emphasizing ubiquity and diverse usage of Microsoft Windows, by people belonging to melange professions and cultures. By far the best PC ad i’ve seen, in recent times…


Steve Jobs dating game – 1983

January 29, 2009

Watch the video…

More I learn about Steve Jobs more I admire him. It was a PR stunt, it really worked then. Look at the faith Bill Gates had in Macintosh platform, so did everyone then.

Little did Jobs (or for that matter Bill Gates) know then that few years later, the same Bill Gates would give his dear platform a scare of extinction by introducing his dear Windows platform.