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Re: Dr. Bill Gates, Philanthropist, Genius, and Visionary. FSF? What h

From: Linonut
Subject: Re: Dr. Bill Gates, Philanthropist, Genius, and Visionary. FSF? What has it done?
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 17:05:19 -0500
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After takin' a swig o' grog, Karen Hill belched out this bit o' wisdom:

> It was noted that Bill Gates achieved an SAT score of 1590 and had an
> Erdos number of 4.
> Bill Gates revitalived and single handedly transformed Washington
> State's Seattle area into a tech powerhouse.  He provided thousands of
> jobs and millions of dollars to the state's coffers.  Without him
> perhaps Washington state would still be in a declining timber industry.
> He transformed education in Washington state building many building at
> the University of Washington.
> What has free software done for us other than adding programmers to the
> pubic dole?  Free software is not taxable so the states cannot collect
       heh heh eh heh

> sales tax on it.  FSF does not build University buildings nor employ
> 60,000 people with high paying jobs nor transform a state from a
> declining industry to a tech powerhouse.  The FSF was formed in the
> 1980's and was not responsible for a computer on every desktop.  In
> fact, without Microsoft, the FSF would not even be close to the level
> of users it has now.  FSF does not help the world's poor by solving the
> world's health problems.
> This is why world leader don't want to read Stallman's petitions but
> will eagerly meet with the visionary genius Bill Gates.

Nah, Karen.  It's his money.

Nice troll, though.

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