The early personal computers were not very powerful so the idea of feeding their program into a small amount of memory requires immense skill.
We [Corbis] make it so easy to call up images, whether art or people or beaches or sunsets or Nobel Prize winners.
The thing about HD-DVD that is attractive to Microsoft is that it's very pro-consumer in letting you copy all movies up onto the hard disk.
If you withdraw the incredible focus on polio, it will spread back, and in poor countries you'll get something like 100,000 cases a year. So by being very intense and getting the cases down to zero, what you do is you avoid all the future cases.
The belief that the world is getting worse, that we can't solve extreme poverty and disease, isn't just mistaken. It is harmful.
China adopted a capitalist system in the 1980s, and they went from a 60% poverty rate to 10%.
People want to watch whatever video they want to watch whenever they want to watch. If you provision your Internet infrastructure adequately, you can do that.
So it's an absolute lie that has killed thousands of kids. Because the mothers who heard that lie, many of them didn't have their kids take either pertussis or measles vaccine, and their children are dead today. And so the people who go and engage in those anti-vaccine efforts -- you know, they, the
The government's ability to select scientists and pick things that are fairly strange, because politicians don't like failures. They're only in office a short term, and many of these things take a long time.
Only a few businesses will succeed by having the lowest price, so most will need a strategy that includes customer services.
Solutions to all biological problems are greatly advanced by the sequencing work and the new tools that are created.
To create a new standard it takes something that's not just a little bit different. It takes something that's really new and really captures people's imagination. And the Macintosh, of all the machines I've ever seen, is the only one that meets that standard.
The kids are a big part of my schedule.
When you lose a customer, it can be tempting to tell each other, "That customer's not very sharp. They just made the wrong decision".
Hey, size works against excellence.
Looking at these issues as a businessman, I believe that investing in the world's poorest people is the smartest way that our government spends money.
There's a lot that can be done for people who are using technology in a better way.
Treatment without prevention is simply unsustainable.
The Chinese are clearly inculcating the idea that science is exciting and important, and that's why they, as a whole-they're graduating four times as many engineers as we are, and that's just happened over the last 20 years.
By 2018, an estimated 63 percent of all new U.S. jobs will require workers with an education beyond high school. For our young people to get those jobs, they first need to graduate from high school ready to start a postsecondary education.
Legacy is a stupid thing! I don't want a legacy. Bill G
Our modern lifestyle is not a political creation. Before 1700, everybody was poor as hell. Life was short and brutish. It wasn't because we didn't have good politicians; we had some really good politicians. But then we started inventing - electricity, steam engines, microprocessors, understanding ge
If you get health, then you have opportunity for literacy. Health first, then literacy. Once you have literacy, then you have a chance to bring in the new tools of communication. Let people reach out and have access to the latest advances.
It's the poorer people in tropical zones who will get really hit by climate change - as well as some ecosystems, which nobody wants to see disappear.
The close relationships we form between researchers and product groups have already shown we can move the great ideas as they come along, without a schedule, into the products.
Until recently, over 98 percent of teachers just got one word of feedback: Satisfactory. If all my bridge coach ever told me was that I was 'satisfactory,' I would have no hope of ever getting better.
Whether I'm at the office, at home, or on the road, I always have a stack of books I'm looking forward to reading.
If you're a guest [at my $113 million house], you'll be able to call up on screens throughout the house almost any image you like - presidential portraits, reproductions of High Renaissance paintings, pictures of sunsets, airplanes, skiers in the Andes, a rare French stamp, the Beatles in 1965.
In almost every job now, people use software and work with information to enable their organization to operate more effectively.
And knowledge management is a means, not an end.