Bill Gates needs no introduction. In my mind he is one of the most important characters of the 20th and 21st century. If you did not have the chance to visit his new web site The Gates Notes I heartily recommend you to do so.
This is not a fluff site set up to sell anything. God knows the man does not need to sell anything anymore. It is his sincerity and insatiable hunger for knowledge and new ideas that impressed me right off the bat.
Just consider his book review of this new volume by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. You can clearly tell that Gates really has read this book and took a lot of notes on it and he doesn’t mind sharing them with us in detail. It’s almost like talking to him in person across a library desk. It’s fantastic.
There are other intriguing sections in this site named “What I’m Thinking About” or “What I’m Learning”… As much as I cursed at MS Windows every time it crashed and every time I had to reboot it, I think our world would be much worse without Bill Gates and his contribution.
This is a web site that I’ll be visiting frequently in the days ahead.