Bill Gates Confounded by Gmail, Book Alleges
A new book says that Bill Gates didn't understand why Gmail offers so much darn space. The Huffington Post has excerpts from Steven Levy's In The Plex, a book about the rise of Google. After hearing that Gmail has 2 gigabytes of storage, "[Gates] looked stunned, as if this offended him." Wait until he sees all the emoticons Gchat has, he might have a heart attack.
Gates' surprise came six months after the email service launched. When asked if he had used it, the Microsoft co-founder said, "Oh sure, I play with everything. I play with A-Mail, B-Mail, C-Mail, I play with all of them."
When Levy told Gates that he used over half of the 2 gigabyte allotment, he responded, "How could you need more than a gig? What've you got in there? Movies? Power-Point presentations?"
Of course not, Bill. Nobody uses Power-Point anymore.
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