Retirement of Bill Gates: Top Ten Greatest Hits (and Misses)

Filed as News on June 30, 2008 5:46 am

With Bill Gate’s last day of work being today – you can see a great list of his top ten greatest hits (and misses) over at Engadget.

My favorite miss – The Auto PC:

Riding high on its previously-introduced sister products — the Handheld PC and Palm PC platforms, now dead and transformed into Windows Mobile, respectively — Microsoft’s Auto PC initiative was promised to herald a revolution for in-car entertainment and productivity. There’s no question it was well ahead of its time; in fact, many of the features debuted in Auto PC have gone on to become standard fare in today’s cars. Problem was, when it launched your ride was already pimped with a mere CD player. In-car navigation, voice recognition, and MP3 support were still the stuff of science fiction in those dark days (particularly at the four-digit asking price), and the whole thing was doomed to a geeky, spendy niche. Though products were initially expected from several manufacturers, Clarion ended up being the only one to actually produce a head unit.

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  1. By Kaylee Lopez posted on July 28, 2010 at 8:25 am
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    as for my retirement, i plan to retire on an asian country and live a quiet and simple life.`:,

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