Friday, January 25, 2008

Developers against development

In a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, [Bill Gates] plans to call for a "creative capitalism" that uses market forces to address poor-country needs that he feels are being ignored.

"We have to find a way to make the aspects of capitalism that serve wealthier people serve poorer people as well," Mr. Gates will tell world leaders at the forum, according to a copy of the speech seen by The Wall Street Journal.

I'm reminded that people who are against development are usually the folks already have a house on the mountain with a view.

A more charitable explanation would be that Mr. Gates has always felt this way, but couldn't do much about it until he had enough wealth to make people sit up and pay attention.

Three weeks ago, on a flight home from a New Zealand vacation, Mr. Gates took out a yellow pad of paper
I feel justified in my choice to stay clear of PDAs in favor of 3x5 cards.
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