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The most important reason the theory that “rich people create the jobs” is absurd, argues Nick Hanauer, the founder of online advertising company aQuantive, which Microsoft bought for $6.4 billion, is that rich people do not create jobs, even if they found and build companies that eventually employ thousands of people.

What creates the jobs, Hanauer astutely observes, is a healthy economic ecosystem surrounding the company, which starts with the companys customers.

The company’s customers buy the companys products, which, in turn, creates the need for the employees to produce, sell, and service those products. If those customers go broke, the demand for the companys products will collapse. And the jobs will disappear, regardless of what the entrepreneur does.

via Finally, A Rich American Destroys The Fiction That Rich People Create The Jobs.

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Paul Allen Dishes the Gossip on Bill Gates (and His Yacht) on 60 Minutes.

Microsoft Tries to Polish Vista – Bits – Technology – New York Times Blog

After spending $500 million, Microsoft might be able to convince people that Windows Vista is not awful. But just because you can show the earth is not flat, doesn’t mean you will rule the new world.

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From my Tumblelog, when silence grew too small, she spoke

Worse still, sending people Word documents is a discourtesy because it implies that if they don’t own the programs that you use, you’re not interested in whether or not they can read what you’ve written. Imagine sending a document in Latin to someone else without knowing whether or not they read Latin! If you send someone a Word document, the only way they can be sure of reading it properly is to go out and buy Microsoft Word. Not everyone can afford to do this, and millions of individuals and organisations use other word processing programs because they prefer them, or because they’re cheaper or even free.

— Reverend Father Martin Sylvester

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