I love this quote from Bill Gates :)

August 14, 2006 at 10:44 pm (News)

The familiar pattern of a decade ago begs the question that Bill Gates was asked when he met last month with a group of executives and journalists from The New York Times:

Will you do to Google what you did to Netscape?

Mr. Gates, the Microsoft co-founder and chairman, paused, looked down at his folded hands and smiled broadly, as if enjoying a private joke. “Nah,” he replied, “we’ll do something different.

Here is the article and more about how Ray Ozzie will try to fill up the huge space left by Bill Gates’ exit.

Ray Ozzie
The man whom Mr. Gates is counting on to make a difference is Ray Ozzie, a soft-spoken 50-year-old who joined the company just eight months ago. He has the daunting task of galvanizing the troops to address the Internet services challenge, shaking things up and quickening the corporate pulse.

New York Times asks Can This Man Reprogram Microsoft?

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4 Comments

  1. Ashish said,

    Lotus Notes is still a big thing on collaborative software market and we can definitely expect the same edge to MS’s Internet services because the Ray Ozzie is now taking up this challange.
    I can recall hearing about few companies who considered migrating to Exchange earlier and then dropped the idea because Exchange was not one-to-one comparable to Lotus Notes ;-)
    This is not to undermine Exchange, but to highlight the qualities of one such product Ray has created.

  2. vanand said,

    You’re right that Ray IS the man! But let’s not forget who he is replacing – :)

  3. Arun said,

    That is one of my favorite Gate’s reply!

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