Bill Gates gets caught with a confused message about copyright in an interview with CNet and ends up calling people who want to share “Communists.” This is certain to throw the mostly Libertarian minded Free Software and Creative Commons folks into chaos — not. See boingboing for the best on this. And the /. responses.
He also has a lot to say about:
- blogging (“I’ve toyed with doing one myself, but I don’t want to be one of those people who start and then don’t finish it, and again I’m thinking maybe I could do one a month or one every six weeks–something like that. I’d kind of like to, but I’ve got to be sure I can keep going for at least a year to make it worth doing.” and later “E-mail is inefficient today with seeing stuff that’s less relevant and how you organize it–bringing in the blog-type capabilities is very important there.”)
- his beloved Xbox (“And Xbox Live is really talking to your friends, doing things with your friends”)
- security (“Well, no one invests more in security of their browser than what we do on IE”)
- FireFox vs IE (“In terms of our agility to do things on the browser, people who underestimated us there in the past lived to regret that.”)
- Google (” We’ve been in the search business even before Google was around. The commitment we made is to build unique search technology across the board”)
- and the future (“the tools around Windows and Office are not even half of what they will be.”)