Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, a very intelligent individual and leading philanthropist, appeared on American cable channel CNBC this morning to speak primarily about interest rates and other corporate matters. But the Microsoft co-founder was also probed about the post-PC era and continued emergence of tablets, to which he provided some interesting remarks.
Gates acknowledged that while Microsoft is still attempting to compete in a market that is dominated by iPad-like devices, that “a lot of those users are frustrated” because “they can’t type, they can’t create documents [and] they don’t have Office.” While I have tremendous respect for Gates, I simply disagree with that statement. It is more than possible to use the iPad as a professional workstation. (more…)