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#16 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 23:15

I think Bill Gates will be mostly known more for creating Microsoft and Windows and partly for his charity work! People in 100 years will say " I remember Bill Gates, he created Microsoft and WIndows"! Steve Jobs on the other hand will be known as the person who brought Apple back up.


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 23:29

I think Bill Gates will be mostly known more for creating Microsoft and Windows and partly for his charity work! People in 100 years will say " I remember Bill Gates, he created Microsoft and WIndows"! Steve Jobs on the other hand will be known as the person who brought Apple back up.


People in 100 years will be straight out of the movie "idiocracy" so they won't remember much of anything.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 00:06

If it hadn't been Gates, Jobs and Wozniak that brought about the computer age it would of been three other weird kids in a garage. Einstein was a wacked out genius. Look at the guy
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Ben Franklin was a a politician and one of the greatest inventors of all time. Gates and Jobs are inventors but it was Wozniak that should of gotten more credit then both of them.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 01:01

Who's to say Microsoft or Apple will even be around in 20 years? Big giant corporations have fallen before. The technology market is a fast changing environment and under bad leadership a ship will reach the bottom of an ocean before help ever arrives.

Just because someone is well know today, does not mean they will be forgotten tomorrow. It happens every decade. Seriously what has Bill Gates done to make History? and why would an average person know who Bill Gates is in 100 years from now? how would Paul Allen's legacy compare?

Bill Gates was just another rich ceo

Computers and software have evolved far beyond what they where in the 70s & 80s. Microsoft only further advanced what was already in place.
There are many tech company's that made great leaps that are more important stepping stone than what Microsoft has done.

This is not a popularity contest.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 01:57

In 100 years, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs will seem like relics of the past. People will be "taught" that they were important much in the same way we today are taught that Edison and Henry Ford were important. Remembered by repetition and drills.

Bill will not be their contemporary, there will be a striking irrelevance to his name, or anyone who is alive today, for that matter. The discussion will change, it will be about what is NOW. And the "now" will be five generations turned over since the present time in which this post is written.

You see how fast the discussion of what is "important" changes now. A twitter post can make headline news. Multiply this accelerating trend times a billion, and you will see that in the not-so-distant future, nothing is timeless. Truly. Everything becomes disposable and transient. That includes the legacies of giants.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 05:51

Bill Gates is a little more comparable to Henry Ford than Da Vinci. Have we forgotten about Henry Ford?

Why? You can have any Office you like, as long as it's Microsoft :laugh:

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:08

Of course he will. Microsoft will still be around, as will Bill Gates, he might be Robo Gates though by then...

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:31

Will Bill Gates be known in 100 years?


Yes, he surely will be.

1. He created a company that captured up to 90% of the most dynamic market of the time and managed to hold on to it for decades;
2. He played a crucial role in bringing PC's to the masses for both business and personal uses, de facto creating the industry.
3. He was the wealthiest man on the planet for many years at the turn of the centuries.
4. He made donations on a scale not seen before.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 16:47

You see how fast the discussion of what is "important" changes now. A twitter post can make headline news. Multiply this accelerating trend times a billion, and you will see that in the not-so-distant future, nothing is timeless. Truly. Everything becomes disposable and transient. That includes the legacies of giants.


That's exactly what I'm getting at. Its almost as if you have to kill off a country to be known for generation. Perhaps Bill might be in a computer science history books, but the average person probably won't even know half the people in any history book. Bill accomplished some great things, but so did Martin Cooper. Please go ask someone who Martin cooper is. There is a good chance they don't know who he really is. I would say he is as important as Bill Gates and what they did for the consumer market.

Bill Gates is living in the now and before we know it there we be someone else we look up to and next the generations won't know who Bill was because now its all about this John Doe guy. 50 years of Bill gates maybe, 100 years I doubt it.

A personal computer could be obsolete or irreverent in a decade. If you look how far technology has moved in the last 20 years that statement could easily be possible. I do plan on taking my jet car to work in 20 years, lol

People in 100 years will be straight out of the movie "idiocracy" so they won't remember much of anything.


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 18:45

I think he will be remembered for the work done by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation as being responsible for the eradication of Tuberculosis.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 19:13

He will be remembered for the work he has done since Microsoft, i dont think he sees that as a reason for doing it. For him i would imagine its a nice thing that will happen because of what he is doing. Steve Jobs said that Gates had figured it out, he said he didnt want to be the richest man in the cemetery. And i think he was right.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:42

The same way John D. Rockfeller is...


:rolleyes: right.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:36

:rolleyes: right.

Anything else valuable to add to the discussion?

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 11:46

Considering that Bill Gates will be leaving the vast majority of his wealth to charity I think it's fair to assume he will be remembered.

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 15:36

Considering that Bill Gates will be leaving the vast majority of his wealth to charity I think it's fair to assume he will be remembered.


for many years.... again, not for 100 years.



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