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" DOS is ugly and interferes with users' experience. "
" There is a difference between what technology enables and what historical business practices enable. "
" If you've found some way to educate yourself about engineering, stocks, or whatever it is, good employers will have some type of exam or interview and see a sample of your work. "
" Now, we put out a lot of carbon dioxide every year, over 26 billion tons. For each American, it's about 20 tons. For people in poor countries, it's less than one ton. It's an average of about five tons for everyone on the planet. And, somehow, we have to make changes that will bring that down to zero. "
" I know there's a farmer out there somewhere who never wants a PC and that's fine with me. "
" Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering. "
" I don't have a magic formula for prioritizing the world's problems. "
" Nigeria has moved into low-middle-income, but their north is very poor, and the health care systems there have broken down. "
" When a country has the skill and self-confidence to take action against its biggest problems, it makes outsiders eager to be a part of it. "
" The truth of Moore's law has made remarkable things possible. On the software side, I think natural user interfaces in all their forms are equally significant. "
" Nobody believes in completely unadulterated capitalism. "
" The idea that you encourage companies to take their innovative thinkers and think about the most needy - even beyond the market opportunities - that's something that appropriately ought to be done. "
" In low-income countries, getting to a health post is hard. It's very expensive. "
" In K-12, almost everybody goes to local schools. Universities are a bit different because kids actually do pick the university. The bizarre thing, though, is that the merit of university is actually how good the students going in are: the SAT scores of the kids going in. "
" Haiti should remind us all that there is an immediate need to invest in and promote long-term development projects that are sustainable, scalable, and proven to work. "
" Well-spent aid money is saving lives for a few thousand dollars per life saved. "
" Capitalism has worked very well. Anyone who wants to move to North Korea is welcome. "
" By improving health, empowering women, population growth comes down. "
" If all my bridge coach ever told me was that I was 'satisfactory,' I would have no hope of ever getting better. How would I know who was the best? How would I know what I was doing differently? "
" The nuclear industry has this amazing record, even equipment from generations one and two. But nuclear mishaps tend to come in these big events - Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and now Fukushima - so it's more visible. "
" Rich countries can afford to overpay for things. "
" Like any well designed software product, Windows is designed, developed and tested as an integrated whole. "
" Certainly I'll never be able to put myself in the situation that people growing up in the less developed countries are in. I've gotten a bit of a sense of it by being out there and meeting people and talking with them. "
" I don't think there's a... boundary between digital media and print media. Every magazine is doing an online version. "
" Internet TV and the move to the digital approach is quite revolutionary. TV has historically has been a broadcast medium with everybody picking from a very finite number of channels. "
" The PC has improved the world in just about every area you can think of. Amazing developments in communications, collaboration and efficiencies. New kinds of entertainment and social media. Access to information and the ability to give a voice people who would never have been heard. "
" We all need people who will give us feedback. That's how we improve. "
" The common thread for everything I do is this idea of a Web-services architecture. What does that mean? It means taking components of software and systems and having them be self-describing, so that you can aim them, ask them what their capabilities are, and communicate with them using a standard protocol. "
" Music, even with these dial-up connections you have to the Internet, is very practical to download. "
" The worst pandemic in modern history was the Spanish flu of 1918, which killed tens of millions of people. Today, with how interconnected the world is, it would spread faster. "
" The AIDS is a disease that is hard to talk about. "