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Windows 7: Bill Gates says Microsoft Bob will make a comeback

15 Jul 2013   #1
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Bill Gates says Microsoft Bob will make a comeback

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Bill Gates thinks that Microsoft Bob, or at least the concept, will come back to life as intelligent personal agents become part of everyday computing. Microsoft Bob, introduced by Gates at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 1995, provided a virtual house with rooms and doors and cartoon character assistants to help users navigate Windows and perform tasks with Microsoft applications. For example, users could log in by clicking on a door knocker or launch the calendar application by clicking on a calendar hanging on a wall. (Read Harry McCracken's fine history of Microsoft Bob.)

Speaking Monday at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit at the company's Redmond, Wash., headquarters, the chairman said Microsoft Bob didn't get it right, but he thinks the concept will reemerge with a bit more sophistication. "We were just ahead of our time, like most of our mistakes," he said.
Read more at: Bill Gates says Microsoft Bob will make a comeback | Microsoft - CNET News


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15 Jul 2013   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I didn't know Bill Gates made a comeback. I thought Balmer was the head honcho.
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15 Jul 2013   #3
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I didn't know Bill Gates made a comeback. I thought Balmer was the head honcho.
Brink's quote says:

Quote:
Microsoft Bob, or at least the concept, will come back to life
Where does it say Gates is coming back?
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15 Jul 2013   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The first sentence in Shawn's quote? Oh, and the title of the post.
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15 Jul 2013   #5
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

The first sentence says "Bill Gates thinks..." not Bill Gates coming back.

Also, it's a concept, not a person.
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15 Jul 2013   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

What's a concept?
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15 Jul 2013   #7
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

You're joking, right?
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15 Jul 2013   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Not at all.
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Gates stepped down as chief executive officer of Microsoft in January 2000. He remained as chairman and created the position of chief software architect. In June 2006, Gates announced that he would be transitioning from full-time work at Microsoft to part-time work, and full-time work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He gradually transferred his duties to Ray Ozzie chief software architect, and Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer. Gates's last full-time day at Microsoft was June 27, 2008. He remains at Microsoft as non-executive chairman.
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If Gates stepped down and now he making decisions, he's ergo, made a comeback, no?
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15 Jul 2013   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hey Gary,

Bill Gates says Microsoft Bob will make a comeback

Gates is still on the board and has a say.
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15 Jul 2013   #10
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Too funny!
I watched my Dental Hygienist pull up her files, and she has/had a little app that looks somewhat like that, but it's a dentist chair and surrounding cabinets ... it's quite amusing!
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