Bill Gates vient de dire aurevoir aux employés de Microsoft. Voici un résumé de cette matinée sur le blog de Todd Bishop ainsi qu’un extrait audio de celle-ci!
Gates: "To steal a sentence from Steve: I love this company."
In Microsoft's early days, Gates explained, one reason to bring Ballmer aboard was to help with recruiting: "I hired my friends, which was a small set, and that wasn't going to get us there," he said, to laughter.
At one point, Gates referred to his e-mail rant that we published this week, and poked a little fun: "One of the newspapers had some e-mail that I sent about how maybe Windows could have been better at something, and they said, 'This is a shocking e-mail. Shocking!' And I said, 'What do you think I do all day? Sending an e-mail like that, that is my job. That's what it's all about. We're here to make things better."
Un grand merci à Bill!
Microsoft dans les premiers jours (1978):
Microsoft, la même photo 30 après….
Update: @Pingoo: Dans 30 ans à quoi je ressemblerai? Très bonne question… Peut-être avec les cheveux longs et une barbe ou moustache. J’inverserai la tendance ;) Rendez-vous dans 30 ans!
Update2: Ok, j’arrête pour aujourd’hui les posts sur Bill, juste un poil nostalgique ;)
Je suis un sincère passionné de l’histoire de Microsoft et le rôle que cette entreprise a joué durant ces 30 dernières années dans l’industrie du Software et comment cela a affecté nos usages pour ne pas dire nos vies…
Voici donc une autre vidéo très intéressante concernant Bill Gates. Un regard sur l’histoire de Microsoft en 15min avec quelques mots des acteurs majeurs de la société tel que Steve Ballmer, Ray Ozzie ou encore le père de Bill….
Trouvé sur le blog de Katie: 11 choses que vous n’apprendez pas à l’école par Bill Gates:
Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it!
Rule 2 : The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
Rule 3 : You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.
Rule 4 : If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
Rule 5 : Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.
Rule 6 : If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault; so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
Rule 7 : Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
Rule 8 : Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
Rule 9 : Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time..
Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.