Tuesday, November 05, 2013
'It's a joke!' ... Bill Gates slams Mark Zuckerberg's web-for-the-poor dream
'It's a joke!' ... Bill Gates slams Mark Zuckerberg's web-for-the-poor dream • The Register: "Gates was also scathing in his assessment of Google's dream to bring the internet to the world's unconnected population by floating hundreds of weather balloons equipped with solar-powered radios – a scheme dubbed Google Loon by the Chocolate Factory, apparently not in the spirit of irony. "When you're dying of malaria, I suppose you'll look up and see that balloon, and I'm not sure how it'll help you," Gates observed at the time. "When a kid gets diarrhea, no, there's no website that relieves that."" 'via Blog this'