FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2007 file photo Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates speaks during a ceremony in Bucharest, Romania. A European court on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 upheld most of a massive fine levied against Microsoft by the European Commission's competition watchdog, closing a case against the software giant that began in 1998. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
Microsoft creates PC/tablet hybrid
“The world’s best companies are built by fanatics and when you’re in your 20s and 30s being fanatical comes … well, at least it came pretty naturally to me.”
That’s how Bill Gates described the making of Microsoft to Charlie Rose last night on Rose’s PBS show.
Now that he’s in his 50s, he’s still fanatical — fanatical about Microsoft’s new tablet/PC thingyknown as the Surface, a device he believes Apple may have to follow.
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