Robert McLaws: Windows Edition

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I Met Bill Gates Today

Today we were taking a tour of the Microsoft Partner Tent Pavillion, when Nick White told us we should stick around. Twenty minutes later, we found out why. As we're standing around, Bill Gates walks up wih his entourage. I thought he was just going to say "hi" and walk up stairs. But he stuck around for a couple minutes and chatted with us. He revealed that Vista is NOT Microsoft's last OS hurrah, and that there would be another major release in the next 2-4 years. 

But the highlight for me was geting to shake his hand. Laugh all you want, but his right hand is worth like $3B. I've been wanting to meet him since I was 6 years old. So I was pretty excited.

Since I didn't think anyone ould believe me, I was able to sneak in a picture (we weren't supposed to, but Bill's looking right at me, so I'm pretty sure he saw).

Sorry for the blurriness... my dumb camera focused in the foreground and not further back.

I get to meet another exec tomorrow... more details tomorrow night.

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  • Scotte said:

    You're such a nerd...I'm jealous :)

    January 8, 2007 9:50 AM
  • vern said:

    I can't say this without sounding rude, but I always thought you were a little older.

    What I mean is, if you have wanted to meet Bill since about 6, you would either have discovered his talent and skill very early on in his career, and that would put you at born around '70, or you were born later than that.

    Sorry, but I always assumed you were 40s. Maybe even late 40s.

    And by the way; I hate you. I have always wanted to meet him as well. And I didn't even really find out about him until I was nearly 10! (late 70s)

    January 10, 2007 11:11 AM
  • Vern,

    No problem. You're about 12 years off... ;). I'll be 25 in April. Sorry to disappoint you. :-D

    January 10, 2007 1:50 PM
  • vern said:

    TWENTY FIVE!!!!!!

    Man, I'm way off!

    And I really feel old now!

    Two other things;

    First, when in April? (I'm April 2)

    Second; myself and a couple other guys are getting together next week for a couple drinks and a lotta b.s. Care to join us?

    We're meeting at Gallagher's at 7th St. and Union Hills around 7ish if you'd like to join us.

    I'm hard to miss; the loud guy with the cowboy hat.

    January 11, 2007 11:38 AM
  • Vern,

    My birthday is April 21. And sure, I'm up for drinks. Use my "Contact" link to e-mail me and I'll get back to you. :)

    January 11, 2007 3:54 PM
  • vern said:

    You get it? We're going Thursday at 7PM...

    January 12, 2007 1:48 AM
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