Sunday, 17 June 2007

Bill Gates - inspiration, visionary, worlds greatest philanthroist

There are few men in the world who have affected our modern lives in more ways than Bill Gates. If you are reading this chances are you are reading this article on a PC powered by his software and possibly even powered by his browser (unless you are a Mac fan, which is then the other inspirational visionary in the world of technology - Steve Jobs).

I cam across this awesome article in my copy of Time Magazine this week, the link here is the onlnie article: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1630564,00.html

Now whilst he is not directly responsible for Web 2.0, where would we be if this man had not started his work way back in the 70's when computers were considered the main stay of nerds.

Bill, by his own admission doesn't have the charisma or the social charm of the people skills that Steve Jobs possesses but he has led us all to the develop the concepts of Web 2.0 into a community of tools and services, using the building blocks available to us to help us to connect to people around the planet.