Bill Gates Declares Stone Age Over, releases "Microsoft Fire"

Never let it be said Bill Gates didn’t lead the way thru the digital revolution. Bill Gates 2005 = Steven Jobs 1998.

Gates Touts ‘Digital Lifestyle’ in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Despite suffering technical glitches that prompted jokes and guffaws, Bill Gates promised Wednesday that Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) would help millions of consumers stay seamlessly plugged into a world of digital music, movies, video games and television shows.

In his seventh annual keynote speech at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft’s chairman explained that the proliferation of broadband Internet access and the falling price of data storage are compelling people to put music, photos, movies and other aspects of their life into a digital format.[There’s a news flash. -ED]

“We predicted at the beginning of this decade that this would be a decade where the digital approach would be taken for granted,” Gates told hundreds of technologists who gathered for his kickoff to the world’s largest electronics show. “It’s going even faster than we expected.”

Well at least he got the last part right. He’s an observer in the technology world.

Yeah, I know… I’m a zealot.. But come on, you gotta admit that was an embarrassing speech. Had he made it 5 years ago or even two years ago I would have been more impressed.

To stand at a consumer electronics show and tell industry professionals the world is going digital is just insulting.

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