Sun.com: Is Bill Gates the Ginger Rogers of the computer industry?

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“As a visionary, Bill Gates is a pretty good dancer. He brings
to mind not Fred Astaire, probably the most famous and most watched
dancer of all time, but his frequent partner, Ginger Rogers.”

“It has been noted that everything Astaire did, Rogers was able
to do — backwards and in high heels. That’s high praise for the
nimble Ms. Rogers. But for a would-be visionary, following someone
else’s lead — no matter how skillfully — simply doesn’t cut

“Take for example Microsoft’s vision for the future of
computing. In a recent Wall Street Journal article, we got this
summary of the software maker’s strategy: ‘Empower people through
great software anytime, anyplace, and on any device.'”

“Sound familiar? It should. It’s the same vision Sun has been
expounding in executive speeches and company literature for several

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