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Part Time Microsoft Adviser
If you ask me, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates should stick to philanthropy.
You know, like saving Africa’s children, getting clean water to remote Indian villages and ridding the world of diarrhea, malaria, pneumonia and other diseases.
And things like the Internet, Bill should leave to the experts.
Now just because people have billions and dropped out of Harvard doesn’t mean they won’t spout nonsense like the rest of us rest of you.
Bill Gates told Fox Business News the other day that Bing is a fundamental technology for the software giant (which is now headed by Telugu bidda Satya Nadella) and he can’t see the company abandoning it.
Folks, I’ve been using search engines for a long time.
Alta Vista, InfoSeek, Excite, Inktomi, Lycos, Yahoo, Overture, Google, DuckDuckGo and Bing. Yes, I have used ’em all.
And of all the search engines, I have no hesitation in declaring that Bing is the crappiest.
Utterly, hopelessly awful in the quality of results it throws up.
Google and DuckDuckGo are a gazillion times better than Bing.
There’s no “fundamental technology” in Bing, just less technology.
Here’s what Gates said on Fox Business News, in response to a question from a student of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, on whether he’d support spinning off Bing:
Bing technology has been the key to us learning how to do large scale data centers. And Bing lets us see what’s going on in the Internet. As people are interested in various topics, we know what’s new. We know when they’re typing text what it might mean. So I see [Bing] as a pretty fundamental technology for the company even for its Office business that’s a very, very core business … We’re thinking about ‘are there pieces that are separable,’ but our basic research, including the stuff that goes into Bing, I can’t see that making sense to break it off.
OMG, what drivel!
No wonder Microsoft fared so poorly on most of its Internet forays under Bill.
You ignoramuses probably don’t remember MSFDC/TransPoint, CarPoint, HomeAdvisor, MoneyCentral, Passport Express, Electronic Wallet and all the other Internet failures of Microsoft under Bill but I do.
Don’t you think it’s time Bill Gates stopped crapping his moronic views on search engines and focuses his attention on the real crap of diarrhea?
By the way, Fox anchors say the most nonsensical things.
Fox Business news anchor Liz Claman told Gates she was seeing “very hot numbers” for Surface tablets.
Does this woman have any brains at all?
Surface is still doing terribly, not even among the Top Five tablet vendors.
This batty woman ought to get a brain transplant!
I agree 100% with SI.
Bill Gates’ views now belong in a Museum.
Bing is certainly a fundamental technology for Microsoft.
They can’t think of anything new but just grab things other people have thought of and make it their own by hook or crook.
So its not surprising if these people even think that they are great innovators of search.
Let me tell you about some other fundamental technologies of Microsoft, smart phones, tablets, cloud, streaming video, all sorts of games and anything else other people manage to make money off of.
You write: Bing is certainly a fundamental technology for Microsoft.
Yeah, fundamental to Google’s success. 😉
Makes for interesting reading.
Thanks for the link.
Ah, Bill Gates’ statement makes sense.
All the company employees uses Bing to know what is the latest trend on internet / technology, and Bing never brings up what is necessary at the right hour. Now you know why Microsoft has been a late entrant in many of the markets.
They have been typing “what is Google’s latest product?” / “what is Apple’s latest product?” for five years in the Bing website, and Bing finally showed them this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Apple_Newton-IMG_0454-cropped.jpg) on one buggy day, and they built Surface based on it. This is why they still believe it to be an advanced gadget.
BTW, Newton was the Surface of its day – A huge disaster.