Marry the right guy maybe?

How Melinda Gates Became The World’s Most Powerful Advocate For Women And Girls

Yeah, I know, but it does actually have to be said.

M. Gates is a bright woman, no doubt about it (I know people who have met her). But of the tens to possibly, if lucky, hundreds of millions of money bright.

The billions come from who she had her children by. And, of course, well done her, and her husband.

Marry well is not quite what modern feminism is really all about though, is it?

16 thoughts on “Marry the right guy maybe?”

  1. She does classic Feminism (the same as modern Feminism), which is spending the money earned by men on personal moral crusades.

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    Watch what they do, not what they say. Gloria Steinem married Mort Zuckerman – one of the richest property and media tycoons in the US.

  3. I read that she was part of the team behind Microsoft clippy the animated office helper. On that basis she has a lot of sins to atone for

  4. So Much For Subtlety

    Bloke not in Cymru – “I read that she was part of the team behind Microsoft clippy the animated office helper. On that basis she has a lot of sins to atone for”

    Even worse, she was responsible for Microsoft Bob.

    She is the wife of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and the co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She worked at Microsoft, where she was project manager for Microsoft Bob, Microsoft Encarta and Expedia.

    As you would expect, she played on the girls’ team in the girls’ league. She might be bright. But Microsoft does not seem to have thought so.

  5. Ahhh Bob, we have that project blame for comic sans for, once had to read a company report and provide and analysis and they had done the entire thing in comic sans, including the cartoon of the board sat around the board table announcing their achievements. Truly truly awful

  6. Well, to be fair, we have Bill to blame for Windows itself. Compared to Bob that’s a mortal, not a venial sin.

  7. She worked at Microsoft, where she was project manager for Microsoft Bob, Microsoft Encarta and Expedia.

    Well, Bob was a fiasco, and Encarta was really just a content-grab (from Funk & Wagnalls, IIRC), but Expedia could fairly be described as a home run. Interstingly, the Wikipedia page on Expedia doesn’t identify her as “the project manager” – in fact, it doesn’t indicate any involvement at all.

  8. So Much For Subtlety

    Tim Newman – “Encarta was good in its day, before people had decent internet connections and Wikipedia came along. I think its window of usefulness was about 1-2 years, tops.”

    No offense, but what sort of engineer are you? It is not that it was useful. It is that it was boring. From a programming point of view. Big chunks of text with a clunky search function. The sort of thing you give to the work experience intern. Not interesting at all. No finesse.

  9. I just associate Encarta with the age of “ensure you have a multimedia PC and your screen is at least 640×480 in 256 colors to display video clips”. Good days.

  10. So Much For Subtlety

    Ian B – “I just associate Encarta with the age of “ensure you have a multimedia PC and your screen is at least 640×480 in 256 colors to display video clips”. Good days.”

    256 colours? I remember just having green!

  11. A screen? We used to dream of ‘aving a screen! We ‘ad to make do wi’ 5-hole paper tape and a Creed teleprinter …

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