"Since when has the world of computer software design been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."Bill Gates on Steve Jobs
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."Bill Gates on Walt Disney
"The artist in me cries out for design."Bill Gates on Robert Frost
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."Bill Gates on Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Sometimes I can't figure designers out. It's as if they flunked human anatomy."Bill Gates on Erma Bombeck
"The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency."
"Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other."
"In this business, by the time you realize you're in trouble, it's too late to save yourself. Unless you're running scared all the time, you're gone."
"This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50."
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG."