Ed Lazowska Comments on Bill Gates’s Departure from Microsoft

Just wanted to post a quick note about Bill from one of our editorial advisors, Xconomist Ed Lazowska, who holds the Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington:

“The big change is that Bill now gets to choose how to allocate his time. A number of new activities are thus going to be the beneficiaries of his intellect,” Lazowska said in an email. “When he visited UW recently, for example, he was really jazzed by discussions about cell phones as health care data collection devices in the developing world; he established some connections between us and the Gates Foundation and promised to become personally involved after July 1. Seattle’s role in all aspects of global health is going to blossom because of his engagement with UW, the Foundation, PATH, etc.”

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