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the bill gates song, photo from microsoft 1983

This week on Musical Geek Friday - The Bill Gates Song!

I found this song while watching a TED Talk on good vs. bad software interfaces called "When It Comes to Tech, Simplicity Sells" (scroll to the bottom to view this talk). To funny things up the speaker, David Pogue, bursted into a few songs, one of them being a song about Bill Gates.

David Pogue is the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times. Each week, he contributes a print column, an online column and an online video. His daily blog, "Pogue's Posts," is the Times's most popular blog.

So, here it is! The Bill Gates Song:

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Here is the lyrics of The Bill Gates Song:

I've been a geek forever,
And I wrote the very first DOS.
I put my software and IBM together,
I got profit, and they got the loss!
I write the code that makes the whole world run,
I'm gettin' royalties from everyone.
Sometimes it's garbage, but the press is snowed,
You buy the box, I sell the code.

Every software company
Is doing Microsoft's R&D.
You can't keep a good idea down these days.
Even Windows is a hack
We kinda based loosely on the Mac.
So it's big, so it's slow,
You've got nowhere to go!
I'm not doing it for praise!

I write the code that fits the world today,
Big mediocrity in every way.
We've entered planet domination mode,
You'll have no choice, you'll buy my code.
I am Bill Gates, and I write the code!

Here is the TED Talk with the song. The talk includes another two songs about Steve Jobs and technical support nightmare.

Direct link: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/7

Download "The Bill Gates Song"

Download this song: the bill gates song.mp3 (musical geek friday #8)
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Download lyrics: the bill gates song lyrics (musical geek friday #8)
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Click to listen:
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Have fun and until next geeky Friday! :)

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Comments

dacav Permalink
June 07, 2008, 23:52

This TED-Guy is a damn' genius... I can't stop laughing!! :)

jones Permalink
June 09, 2008, 18:23

you rule, i got a song, here is a small part

0101 its binary code
0101 its binary code
lets change the mode
children upload
information download
try to block a node
we shall build our own roads

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