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Bill Gates to Blog

In Uncategorized on January 22, 2010 by Vikas

The debut of Bill Gates on twitter and return to facebook maybe was just a prelude for his return to web. Now he has launched a site by the name of  The Gates Notes where he will be writing about what’s on his mind, posting information from his trip and sharing his view and ideas he had from meeting experts from science, energy, philanthropy and other global issues.
“Since leaving my fulltime job at Microsoft to dedicate more time to our foundation, a lot of people have asked me what I’m working on. It often feels like I’m back in school, as I spend a lot of my time learning about issues I’m passionate about,” he says in an introductory note. “I’m fortunate because the people I’m working with and learning from are true experts in their fields. I take a lot of notes, and often share them and my own thoughts on the subject with others through email, so I can learn from them and expand the conversation.”
It is an interesting move that could establish a more public image of himself independent from Microsoft like Steve Jobs has had for the past few years(although his technological interest occupy a major portion of his thinking which has been mirrored to the site.)
Gates Notes includes a section dubbed “What I’m Thinking,” with topics including the crisis in Haiti and the role of innovation in addressing global warming. Other sections include “What I’m Learning,” “My Travels,” and “Curious Classroom,” in which Gates answers questions from schoolchildren around the world.
There’s also a “Conversations” section that will contain interviews and exchanges with Gates and other notable people. And Gates will take on a variety of topics in the “Infrequently Asked Questions” sections.
Updates on the site of how much less busy he is (and of course how fast he writes) and as of now I have not much idea of whether the RSS feed and comment function have started or not.

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