Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
In the Independent on Sunday, 12 October 1997.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.Bill GatesBill Gates, The Road Ahead (1995)
If something is expensive to develop, and somebody's not going to get paid, it won't get developed. So you decide: Do you want software to be written, or not?Bill GatesInterview with Dennis Bathory-Kitsz in 80 Microcomputing (1980) Clips from the interview can be found on "No Money (Lullaby for Bill)" by Dennis Báthory-Kitsz.
It's possible, you can never know, that the universe exists only for me. If so, it's sure going well for me, I must admit.Bill GatesTIME magazine Vol. 149, No. 2 (13 January 1997)
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.Bill GatesBusiness @ The Speed of Thought (1999)
The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.Bill Gates1999 Business@the Speed of Thought (co-written with Collins Hemingway).
It's not manufacturers trying to rip anybody off or anything like that. There's nobody getting rich writing software that I know of.Bill GatesInterview with Dennis Bathory-Kitsz in 80 Microcomputing (1980)
I believe OS/2 is destined to be the most important operating system, and possibly program, of all time.Bill GatesOS/2 Programmers Guide, November 1987
There's only one trick in software, and that is using a piece of software that's already been written.Bill GatesInterview with Electronics magazine (1989)
Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.Bill GatesTIME magazine Vol. 149, No. 2 (13 January 1997)
Microsoft has had clear competitors in the past. It’s a good thing we have museums to document that.Bill GatesSpeech at the Computer History Museum, as quoted in InfoWorld magazine (October 2001)
If you show people the problems and you show people the solutions they will be moved to act.Bill GatesAt Live8 (2 July 2005) as reported in BBC News (4 July 2005)
Understand that this is the last physical format there will ever be.Bill GatesOn Blu-ray. interview The Daily Princetonian (14 Oct 2005)
I wish I wasn't ... There's nothing good that comes out of that. You get more visibility as a result of it.Bill GatesOn being the world's richest man, in an online advertising conference in Redmond, Washington, as quoted in The Guardian (5 May 2006)
Stolen's a strong word. It's copyrighted content that the owner wasn't paid for. So yes.Bill GatesOn his use of YouTube to watch videos. "Bill Gates on ...the Competition" in The Wall Street Journal (19 June 2006); also quoted in "Bill Gates' piracy confession" at ComputerWorld.com
I'm a big believer that as much as possible, and there's obviously political limitations, freedom of migration is a good thing.Bill Gates"Bill Gates backs immigration reform on Mexico trip" Reuters (21 March 2007)
The obvious mathematical breakthrough would be development of an easy way to factor large prime numbers.Bill Gatesp. 265 in hardcover edition, corrected in paperback
I see little commercial potential for the internet for the next 10 years.Bill GatesRemarks at COMDEX (November 1994), attributed in Kommunikation erstatter transport (2009) by Karl Krarup et al.
Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.Bill GatesThe Wall Street Journal (December 29, 2011).
Is passing large sums of wealth on to your children good for them or right for society?Bill GatesIn his BBC television interview with Jeremy Paxman
We are in the throes of a transition where every publication has to think of their digital strategy.Bill Gates(2006) in: "The future according to the world's richest man" on independent.co.uk, March 20, 2006
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