3/15/2006

Bill Gates, good or evil?

"Score card. On the negative side, his company is predatory, anti-competitive and monopolistic. Microsoft's products are not the best you can get, but by God they will force you to use them anyway. They have driven other companies, both large and small, out of business, even if those other companies made better products. (So much for the market as a force for separating the wheat from the chaff.)

On the plus side he is now, with his wife, a significant philanthropist, mainly focusing on the elimination of rampant diseases like Malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS in Africa. Surely, this is a good thing."

From David Byrne's site. His blog is always interesting, no matter what he's talking about. And for the next three months, his radio station is featuring a mini-history of latin music.

"Beginning with Afro-Cuban classics mostly from the 40s and 50s, then in the second part Salsa and Merengue favorites from the 60s, 70s and 80s, and then in the third part Latin Rock from the 80s, 90s and 00s. More than 9 hours of music in total — more than you’d get from most box sets. And it’s free." Listen here.

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