"One of the most disturbing news items of recent times was
watching the Chinese President Hu Jintao meeting with Bill Gates at
the Gates's mansion, even before he met with President George Bush.
A smiling Hu Jintao mentioned how he used Mr. Gates operating
system every day, and Bill promised to help him out with technical
"But Bill and the Redmond crowd might be helping out with more
than just technical support, and not to help the Chinese government
either. Humor me a moment while I take a little diversion back to