Eugene Cho

bill gates’ last day

This is a hilarious video of Bill Gates shown at the CES as part of his final keynote speech this past week.  I know that it’s easy to make fun of him because of the haircut, the nerdiness, the sweater, the Microsoft empire, etc. but the more I reflect on his legacy and particularly, his philantrophy and foundation, I’m amazed.  I know many younger folks are drawn to Steve Jobs of Apple, but there’s something very appealing about Bill that grows on me.

Check out the video. He’s got some notable friends…with funny cameos by Spielberg, Bono, Jay-Z, Barack Obama, and many more.

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4 Responses

  1. j says:

    i do admire what Bill has done for his creation of microsoft as well as what he is doing on the side to help the needy. BUT as you have seen on my previous comments on different topics, i just have to comment on everything…and at times interpreted as abrasive. for those who might be affended, i do apologize in advance. there are more that deserves out admoration as well as appreciating their presence in this world.

    a year ago, i have received an email from my coworker. he forwarded me a local newspaper article and the reason my partner in crime “Todd” will be out for 2 weeks from project management. The article was that of “Todd’s” brother in-law who was a camptain for US special forces. He was based in IRAQ and was hit with IMD while riding in his humvee. He initially survived approx. 2 mins after the hit. He took out a picture of his family before he died, and told another surviving soldier and said “Please, tell my wife and kids i love them, i will always be with them and will be looking down from above” Those were the last words.

    It is great to marvel on those who made fortune and giving away fortunes. however, should we idolize them as many do. There are those that are dying so that you and I can sleep safely tonight. Please support out soldier and pray for them, as they are doing you a favor by dying in Christian-hating country in hopes that we all can be safe.

  2. Mrs.K. says:

    I may not be a Bill Gates fan, but that video was brilliant! If a guy like that is going to display his sense of humour, more power to him. I’m also not a Hillary fan, Obama fan, Al Gore fan, Jay Z fan, etc. but it all just added to the hilarity of it. You seem to have a knack at finding the best videos and sharing them here…the Rick Astley music video a few months back was awesome! Nice to find a pastor’s blog that has some comic relief now and then. 🙂 Keep it up!

  3. Alexisnexus says:

    Great entertaining fun video…where and who produced it???

    Maybe because of his family ties to Hollywood he will now become a film star..maybe not!

    http://www.familyforest.com/Bill_Gates.html

  4. d says:

    I belong to the Cult of Mac. Even so, many in the mac community love and respect Bill Gates. The success of Microsoft, his ongoing philanthropy, his iconic contributions to the tech world and of course his history with Steve Jobs…it’s like the relationship between Magneto and Prof Xavier!

    Here is a historical moment from geek heaven: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3tUkyCRp0A&feature=related

    d

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