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Bill and Melinda’s Foundation

June 21, 2006
Testing the Times Reader
I’m reading the New York Times this morning with the Times Reader.  Found several bugs in the Reader, some of which are likely WPF bugs.  I also am making a list of suggestions for the application.
 
The great thing about testing this application is that I get to read the paper.
 
I saw an interesting article: "A Third of US Dropouts Never Reach the 10th Grade."  I was curious about the topic and also about how the Times Reader handled hyperlinks to web content…so I clicked on a link in the article.
 
That page linked to a detailed set of reports that detail how each state tracks graduation rates.  The study was sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
 
Bill Again
There is that Bill guy again.  I haven’t had time to read many blog-opinions about his announcement to stop being the Chief Software Architect at Microsoft.  Or to write mine down…
 
Software is important, and it is changing the world.  Bill, along with a great number of people working on software, made that happen.
 
The world has a bunch of other problems.  I’m happy that Bill has passion to help fix some of those.
 
Microsoft has a ton of smart, passionate, technology loving, and customer focused people.  We’ll be fine without Bill in a day-to-day role.
 
I’ve always admired the great work he and Melinda have started in Education, Health and more.  I’m happy that they are tackling tough problems with a focus and resources that will help make major impacts in many peoples lives.
 
Bill/Melinda – Keep up the great work!

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