The Friendlier Bill Gates?
from the uh.--not-really. dept
An editor at News.com seems positively amazed that Bill Gates would stoop so low as to agree to be interviewed by a blogger, and goes on to suggest that every other tech execs is somehow hiding from the press. This seems a little silly. First of all, he's picking and choosing which execs he thinks are being quiet, and that's misleading. You could claim that while Scott McNealy has been quieter in the press, thanks to his blog, Jonathan Schwartz has been much louder than even McNealy was at his loudest -- conserving the braggadocio of Sun. Besides, Gates' decision to be interviewed by a blogger probably has a lot more to do with Microsoft's new blog offering than any mellowing out on Gates' part. Access to tech execs comes and goes as necessary -- and it doesn't seem like there's any major difference between now and in the past, other than the fact that News.com seems a bit upset that the tech execs don't go to News.com first. If anything, it seems that, thanks to executive blogs, executives are being more open than ever. Hell, whoever would have thought that GM's chairman would start a blog?