Anyone who says that we will tell people to stop eating meat, or stop wanting to have a nice house, and we’ll just basically change human desires, I think that that’s too difficult.
Bill Gates Quotes
I don’t think it’s realistic to say that people are utterly going to change their lifestyle because of concerns about climate.
When you have a fortune that is almost hard to imagine, the best thing is not to pass that on to one’s children. That distorts their life situation. (upon giving $100 million to fight the spread of HIV and AIDS in India)
If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG.
Software suppliers are trying to make their software packages more ‘user-friendly’ Their best approach, so far, has been to take all the old brochures, and stamp the words, ‘user-friendly’ on the cover.
The government wants to force us to ship a browser made by a leading competitor, Netscape, with every copy of Windows – a demand that would benefit only Netscape, not consumers. Such a demand is both unprecedented and unreasonable. It’s like ordering Ford to sell autos fitted with Chrysler engines.
640K ought to be enough for anybody. (1981)
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.