Bill Gates

Friday 15 January, 2021

“The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don’t really even notice it, so it’s part of everyday life.”

This week's quote is by one of the most influential men in the world, the co-founder of Microsoft - Bill Gates

Bill Gates needs no introduction as a renowned technologist, business leader and a philanthropist. He grew up with a very supportive family who encouraged his interest in computers from a very early age. He famously dropped out of college to start Microsoft with his childhood friend Paul Allen. 

Their vision at that time of “a computer on every desktop and in every home” seemed very unlikely. But, Bill has always been very passionate about Microsoft and his forward thinking made their vision come true. Technology has become a pivotal part of everyone's daily lives and it is so engrained into our lives, that we don't even notice it. 

This is exactly how Bill and Paul imagined the world to be, and they carried it out so seamlessly. It doesn't end here, Bill is still an avid board member of Microsoft and pushes the company to do better every day.  

In one of his interviews, someone asked him - "Does your computer ever crash?" 

He said, "Oh definitely, believe me I get to the bottom of it every time and that's part of the passion that I and a lot of Microsoft people have is we want to make a tool that we want to use ourselves and we know from our own use we can make it a lot better and a lot more reliable."

At DDSN, we strive to deliver innovative technology to make our clients business operations easier with the same kind of passion that Mr. Gates described. We believe that before creating any technology, you should ask yourself how does it fit into the lives and experiences of others. Does it make their life better? 

Operating with this philosophy since inception, DDSN has helped many businesses adapt technology into their business seamlessly and benefit from it every day. 

 Today's Quote

Graphic depicting Bill Gates and his quote - “The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don’t really even notice it, so it’s part of everyday life.”

Who is Bill Gates?

William Henry Gates III is an American business leader, software developer, and a philanthropist. He is known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation and one of the richest man in the world. 

During his career at Microsoft, he held the positions of chairman, CEO, president and chief software architect, in addition to being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. He is one of the best-known entrepreneurs and pioneers of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s. 

Since leaving his day-to-day operations at Microsoft in 2008, Bill has pursued a number of philanthropic activities. He has donated money to multiple charitable organisations and scientific research programs through his renowned Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (which is known as the world's largest private charity). 

In 2009, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett founded "The Giving Pledge", where they and other billionaires pledge to give atleast half of their wealth to philanthropic organisations.

At DDSN, we live by the philosophy of developing innovative technology every day, to help make our clients' business operations easier and better.