“Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates says PCs will get smaller and phones will get bigger at the 11th annual CEO Summit. Speaking to more than 100 CEOs from Fortune 1000 companies, Gates touted convergence and also had his employees demo the upcoming Microsoft Communications Server and Communicator applications. He also did the unthinkable and mentioned the iPod by name,” Humphrey Cheung reports for TG Daily.
MacDailyNews Take: Oh, it’s hardly “unthinkable,” Gates has talked about iPod before. Please see related article: Bill Gates’ sarcasm regarding Apple iPod: ‘Oh, wow, I don’t think we can do that’ – September 07, 2004. Bill Gates is an insecure little dweeb who should concentrate on retirement and letting his wife donate his ill-gotten gains to various causes. Someday, historians will put Gates into proper context for the masses: the ruthless nerd for whom mediocrity was “good enough,” who thought business ethics were optional, and who plunged the world into the Dark Ages of Personal Computing. That history will be written on a Macintosh. And even Gates knows it.
Cheung continues, “Gates praised shrinking computer and gadget form factors giving the nod to Apple’s iPod a few minutes into his speech. He also touted bigger and more power mobile and desktop phones that have still photo and motion video capture features. Gates believes that computers will eventually meet up with the mobile phone, saying, ‘The phone will move up… and pcs will move down.'”
MacDailyNews Take: Gates is quite the genius prognosticator after Steve Jobs has shown the world the iPhone. To those inclined to get reverential and confer genius status based upon bank account size: Bill Gates is a sham. He fooled many, but he could never seem to fool that pesky top 5%.
Cheung’s full article here.