Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Famous Quotes of Bill Gates

"There's nobody getting rich writing software that I know of." - In 1980 (Interview with Microcomputing)

"640K ought to be enough for anybody." - 1981

"We will never make a 32-bit operating system." - Speaking at the launch of MSX in 1989. (Microsoft released 32 bit OS in Win NT 3.1 in 1993).

"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose." - From Gates' book, The Road Ahead (1995).

"Microsoft looks at new ideas, they don't evaluate whether the idea will move the industry forward, they ask, 'how will it help us sell more copies of Windows?'" - An article in The Seattle Weekly (1998).

"Microsoft has had clear competitors in the past. It's a good thing we have museums to document that." - Speech at the Computer History Museum, InfoWorld magazine (2001).

"Spam will be a thing of the past in two years' time." - Interview with BBC, 2004.

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