The above will be the subject of an upcoming post, but at present, let it suffice for me to remind you that Bill Gates, alleged genius, former Ivy League slacker and college dropout with a trust fund just happened to have the “right idea” at the right time…somewhat like Henry Ford.
I do not begrudge Mr. Gates his fortune nor do I mean to invalidate in any way his contribution to his own success. Somebody had to have the idea, and he was the guy, or was it Paul Allen, long-forgotten co-founder of Microsoft, or wait, was the better idea really from Steve Jobs, creator of Apple, but Gates just happened to have more influential contacts like his bank president grandfather who was well-connected and from whom he received his trust-fund? Or should the real heroes have been the developers of the freeware OS Linux?
Regardless, Mr. Gates is the man with the money, and as we know in America, money does speak, and loudly at that. In a more developed post to appear later this week, I will discuss the perceived problems in our education system, the real problems, and why we need to compare apples to apples and not to oranges and bananas…until then, this is Ed signing out.