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Tuesday, August 30, 2005
The Bill Gates Prodigy

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The ingenious moves performed by the astute businessman Bill Gates have led his company into being the epitome of the era of informatics. The Windows operational system (in other words the heart of the computer) is installed in 95% of the PCs all over the world. It is not the best, but it has been perfectly promoted. From that point on, Gates has included in his portfolio hundreds of companies specializing in all the fields of informatics. He was a bit late to enter the Internet market but with the ready money already stagnating in the cash desks of his company he started buying out companies and today he is the “master” in the field. Of course massive buy-outs and the offensive politics he has been practicing have brought on fears about his monopolizing the whole lot of the economy of informatics. He has been brought to court facing charges for monopolizing practices, a fact that might cost him the breaking up of his company’s activities. Anyway, his practices for the past few years have neither been that virtuous nor consistent with the law. He has fulsomely made use his monopolistic place in the operational systems sector to promote his own software programs trampling over numerous competitors of his.

Yet, despite his legendary wealth, Bill Gates still remains a simple man. The only way he shows off his riches is through charity, especially when subsiding schools and libraries to develop their systems of informatics. He walks around dressed in ordinary attire, he loves bridge and fast food restaurants. If someone visits the McDonalds in Seattle (the location of his company’s headquarters) may have dinner with him (naturally at neighboring tables). Those who have been studying his wealth (now there are lots o them in the Internet, occupying themselves with all the things the informatics tycoon is capable of doing with the help of his mythical riches) have estimated that his money will suffice to buy all the meals consumed at the 24,800 McDonalds fast food restaurants for the next three years. And to extend on that, if the freckle-nosed croesus wished to pose as Scrooge Mc Duck, liquidating his assets into one-dollar bills like the famous Walt Disney duck did and hide all these bank notes in the mattress of his bed, then he would have to have a bed soaring at a 26 km height! If he arrayed his dollars in a one-dollar bill line, the length of his wealth would be enough to walk him all the way to the moon and back, 99 times.




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