No HARD questions for Bill Gates how come?

I am really disappointed with the Bloggers that went to Microsoft yesterday and got to meet with Bill Gates. I was pretty excited to read the commentary on their blogs but highly disappointed that none of them asked hard questions.

Frankly it pisses me off that none of them could ask a  hard question, here are a few question that I would have asked.

  • Why is the Wifi in the Zune Crippled?
  • What are the changes to the Zune that will be made due to the public bashing Microsoft has taken?
  • Why has Microsoft Ignored Podcasting?
  • When is Microsoft going to live up to a promise to make Windows security a #1 priority?
  • Why is Microsoft ignoring Citizen Fair use Rights and buckling to the RIAA and MPAA?
  • With it’s worldwide dominance why does it take so long to get a new Operating System out of Redmond?
  • When will Microsoft put security tools on the Windows desktop that really protect consumers, versus face saving applications that have been released today that are ineffective?

In my humble opinion these are hard questions that are worthy of being asked of one of the most powerful business men in the world. I would not have asked what’s on his Zune as Steve Rubel did, he should of asked how come Microsoft launched Zune when it was clearly not ready!

What serious questions would you have asked Bill Gates. I will compile your list and post them here next week and then mail them off and see if he can answer questions that come from people that are passionate about Microsoft Technology and not what’s on his Christmas list. [www.micropersuasion.com]

 

Comments

  1. says

    You took the words right out of my mouth when I first read those questions. I was like, you are in front of the richest man in the world and MS boss and that’s all you got. Later I thought about it and decided that I probably would have done the same. I came up with some of my own questions too. (behind the protection of my blog. (^_^)

  2. foxholeunder says

    I wanted to go. And ask the RIAA/MPAA question !

    First time signup/post, however been following Geek News Central Podcast since Episode 9 or around there!
    Keep it Up!

    I have been a long time Windows User and tinkered with Mac and Linux, but the caving into the RIAA from Microsoft was the final straw for me! I stepped back and considered Mac or Linux and Opted for Linux. Seeing as although Mac is a beautiful system, the fact that they are trying to aquire rights to Podcasting and saying they are the originators..(You were podcasting before they embrased it).

    So getting to the point, I run 7(SEVEN) computers here in my home studio that Microsoft lost any future upgrade revenue, and Mac lost the sale of 7 new systems!

    I am now officially part of the development/user community for the LInux/Unix Operating Systems!!!

    Listening from Missoula, Montana

  3. foxholeunder says

    I wanted to go. And ask the RIAA/MPAA question !

    First time signup/post, however been following Geek News Central Podcast since Episode 9 or around there!
    Keep it Up!

    I have been a long time Windows User and tinkered with Mac and Linux, but the caving into the RIAA from Microsoft was the final straw for me! I stepped back and considered Mac or Linux and Opted for Linux. Seeing as although Mac is a beautiful system, the fact that they are trying to aquire rights to Podcasting and saying they are the originators..(You were podcasting before they embrased it).

    So getting to the point, I run 7(SEVEN) computers here in my home studio that Microsoft lost any future upgrade revenue, and Mac lost the sale of 7 new systems!

    I am now officially part of the development/user community for the LInux/Unix Operating Systems!!!

    Listening from Missoula, Montana