The Observer: Gates loses faith in computers
Nov 05, 2000, 15:36 (28 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft boss Bill Gates has renounced the machine that has
made him the world's richest man. In a startling proclamation,
Gates has announced that computers can do little to solve the
planet's gravest social ills."
"Speaking in Seattle at a conference on using computers to help
the Third World, Gates said he still had faith in the ideal that
technology could bring about a better world, but added that he
doubted that computers - or global capitalism - could solve the
most immediate catastrophes facing the world's poorest people."
"He confessed he had been 'naive - very naive' when he began
giving away his fortune six years ago. At that time, he said, he
expected that computers and information technology would make up
the bulk of his philanthropic donations. 'Computers are amazing in
what they can do, but they have to be put into the perspective of
human values,' he said."
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