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" 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. "
" People everywhere love Windows. "
" U.K. companies are in very international and very competitive markets. If you look at PC penetration in the U.K., it is very similar to the United States market. "
" I don't think there is any philosophy that suggests having polio is a good thing. "
" Well, no one gives aid to Zimbabwe through the Mugabe government. "
" The only definition by which America's best days are behind it is on a purely relative basis. "
" 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? "
" Globalization has made copper and other minerals more valuable, and Ghana and Kenya have recently discovered mineral resources. "
" In American math classes, we teach a lot of concepts poorly over many years. In the Asian systems they teach you very few concepts very well over a few years. "
" Google's done a super good job on search; Apple's done a great job on the IPod. "
" Eventually you won't think of 'the Internet business.' You'll think of it more like news, weather, sports, but even that taxonomy isn't clear. "
" On my desk I have three screens, synchronized to form a single desktop. I can drag items from one screen to the next. Once you have that large display area, you'll never go back, because it has a direct impact on productivity. "
" China adopted a capitalist system in the 1980s, and they went from a 60% poverty rate to 10%. "
" You can't have a rigid view that all new taxes are evil. "
" The malaria parasite has been killing children and sapping the strength of whole populations for tens of thousands of years. It is impossible to calculate the harm malaria has done to the world. "
" I've always been interested in science - one of my favourite books is James Watson's 'Molecular Biology of the Gene.' "
" In a budget, how important is art versus music versus athletics versus computer programming? At the end of the day, some of those trade-offs will be made politically. "
" In poor countries, we still need better ways to measure the effectiveness of the many government workers providing health services. They are the crucial link bringing tools such as vaccines and education to the people who need them most. How well trained are they? Are they showing up to work? "
" The belief that the world is getting worse, that we can't solve extreme poverty and disease, isn't just mistaken. It is harmful. "
" The tablet is not mainstream. Reading off the screen is not mainstream. "
" If you go back to 1800, everybody was poor. I mean everybody. The Industrial Revolution kicked in, and a lot of countries benefited, but by no means everyone. "
" I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act. "
" We all sort of do want incentives for creative people to still exist at a certain level. You know, maybe rock stars shouldn't make as much; who knows? But you want as much creativity to take place in the future as took place in the past. "
" Paper is no longer a big part of my day. I get 90% of my news online, and when I go to a meeting and want to jot things down, I bring my Tablet PC. It's fully synchronized with my office machine, so I have all the files I need. It also has a note-taking piece of software called OneNote, so all my notes are in digital form. "
" If your culture doesn't like geeks, you are in real trouble. "
" Corruption is one of the most common reasons I hear in views that criticize aid. "
" The quality of research in the U.S. is absolutely the best. "
" Microsoft is not about greed. It's about innovation and fairness. "
" Ninety percent of the cases of polio are in security-vulnerable areas. "
" I understand how every healthy child, every new road, puts a country on a better path, but instability and war will arise from time to time, and I'm not an expert on how you get out of those things. "
" Contrary to popular belief, I don't spend a whole lot of time following soccer. But as I have traveled around the world to better understand global development and health, I've learned that soccer is truly universal. No matter where I go, that's what kids are playing. That's what people are talking about. "