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ruveyn
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11 Mar 2011, 1:24 pm

Titangeek wrote:
Bill Gates is a very rich man today... and do you want to know why? The answer is one word: versions.
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Gates is the ultimate programming machine. He believes everything can be defined, examined, reduced to essentials, and rearranged into a logical sequence that will achieve a particular goal.
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Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.
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Gates is an Aspie's Aspie.

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11 Mar 2011, 4:47 pm

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Was Gates ever indicted for a felony in his business practices. He is a tough business man. Business is not place for the tenderhearted or the soft-brained. If one cannot compete in business he should find another career.

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Wasn't saying Gates was evil...just that his praise for this guy's selfless contribution to society is rather hypocritical since Gates' generosity came only after he ruthlessly obtained his wealth.

It's like rich people who exploit the system to be super wealthy later saying the rich can afford to pay a lot more in taxes....odd they didn't shout that opinion when they were laying the corpses of defeated foes to make their way up the ladder.

Gates' contribution to society comes only because of the short-sightedness of IBM (who chose open-architecture and consented to a license agreement arrangement for software) in marketing. Had the IBM PC not been super-easy to duplicate and mass-produce, "Windows" wouldn't be the dominant operating system in the world.

Kahn is doing what he's doing to benefit others without much thought for himself. Gates' acted with no such sense of altruism.


Oh, please. Don't turn it into a discussion about Gates. Let this thread be a fun thread in which we can all chill and talk about the actual topic of this thread.



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11 Mar 2011, 5:34 pm

*sigh*

Could we please stay on topic? This isn't a "Bill Gates is evil" thread. It's about Khan Academy and the really cool online tool they created to help people learn math. Feel free to talk about it, or how far you are in the tool, or which achievements you've unlocked.


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11 Mar 2011, 6:54 pm

kxmode wrote:
*sigh*

Could we please stay on topic? This isn't a "Bill Gates is evil" thread. It's about Khan Academy and the really cool online tool they created to help people learn math. Feel free to talk about it, or how far you are in the tool, or which achievements you've unlocked.

They have other subjects too, although those aren't as well developed. I'll have to check out the organic chemistry section.


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