Goodbye Tour in Full Swing
Gates' presentation amd the new Bill Gates Award draw Redmondians to Safeco.Well I told you baby from time to time, but you just wouldnt listen or pay me no mind, and now Im movin on, Im rollin on," hummed His HirsutenessHank Snow-likeas a pal told him about Bill Gates recent goodbye speech to the Microserfs. Gates, who plans to quit his day job at Microsoft in July 2008 and focus on his philanthropic projects, basically gave his last company presentation recently. Although some attending Microsofts annual meeting at Safeco Field in Seattle may have been focused on Steve Ballmers bold bluster or Ray Ozzies vision, the fact that this was Bills last big hurrah with the Redmondians couldnt be ignoredespecially since the new in-house Bill Gates Award was announced. Going forward, the award, which this year was bestowed on software engineer Dave Cutler, will supposedly be handed out only on years in which Microsoft believes an outstanding candidate has risen from the ranks. "So, I guess this means the towel boy at the Redmond campus gym still has as good a shot as Ozzie," cackled the Kitty. "Or Microsofts bus drivers," said the pal. Seems the Redmondians have been leasing a lot of new office space around Seattle and have launched a free Wi-Fi-enabled bus service to shuttle Microsoft workers around town.
Spence, who was working from home, said goodbye to his pal and suddenly felt very alone as he hung up the phone. Televisions Rachael Ray and the harpies from "The View" didnt seem like compatible work mates to Le Chat.