© 2010 Ugur Akinci
Microsoft-bashing is a popular past-time in certain circles. As much as I love Apple and have criticized the less-than-perfect MS products in the past, I never doubted Bill Gates’ worth as a business leader and one of the most important figures of the late 20th and early 21st century.
Gates has already proven his worth both in terms of his intellect and also his amazing dedication to finding SOLUTIONS to PROBLEMS, even at this late stage in his life when he does not need to wreck his brains for anything. But he does. The man and his resourceful and equally-smart wife have thrown themselves to finding solutions to some of the hardest global challenges awaiting us in the near future, like global warming. That’s why, when Bill talks, I listen. I see much good-will and engineering genius in his talks and writings.
Here is one recent talk he gave about the CO2 problem and what it would take to get it under control. As technical communicators we can perhaps learn a thing or two about the way he communicates his ideas and argues his points: