I want to be merciful to Bill Gates, because I really do respect a lot of things he’s done, especially in the world of philanthropy. Unfortunately, interviews like this one just make me go ballistic. Here’s the worst quote: “We need to have our research people, our Office people, our Windows people all in one group taking breathtaking risks on this breakthrough user interface that is delivered in this next phase of the Internet.” In other words, they need a competitive advantage that’s unavailable to anyone else in the software industry. I think that’s why they’re in court in the first place.