---- Bill Gates to step down as chairman of Microsoft today
Reno - 3:45 pm on Jun 28, 2008 (gmt 0)
He seems too young to retire yet
Knowing when to exit the stage is crucial, whether it be entertainment, politics, sports, or business. Bill Gates was one of the brilliant young men that helped significantly change the world, and while it can fairly be said that others stood with him in that revolution (Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, Marc Andreessen, et al), the fact is that he and his company got out front and never looked back. Did he/MS screw up sometimes? Sure, that's called being human. But all in all, he helped to make life better for many millions of people, and for that alone history will remember him very kindly.