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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Windows IRS Special Edition

Bill Gates was at an Information and Communication Technologies(ICT) conference in Lisbon this week explaining how the IRS in the United States needs special computers just to handle his tax returns.

“My tax return in the United States has to be kept on a special computer because their normal computers can't deal with the numbers," he said at the Microsoft Government Leaders forum.

"So I am constantly getting these notices telling me I haven't paid something when really it is just on the wrong computer," he added in comments broadcast on television.

One has to wonder if their normal computers are running Windows. 

In fairness, Microsoft did announce some other meaningful initiatives  to fund and promote digital literacy around the world.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

When it costs EXXON 6 mil to do their taxes (6 years ago I can't imagine what it costs them today). I am sure they made the money in 3 days though with the past and present gasoline prices. Well you can see where I am going with this. INFLATION? What else can we use to keep the big guys in bussiness with?
That is how Greenspan cracked the whip too all he did was pop the bubble, He used the point of his pen to do it with. At this rate we'll never catch up.

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