It wouldn't be right for me not to comment on Bill Gates' farewell speech at CES this week. In particular, this little snippet from The Telegraph amused me...
Has software genius Bill Gates run out of gadgets to announce?
It's almost exactly a year since the Microsoft founder last made a high-profile speech about how television and the internet are merging, and he was droning on about it again yesterday during his address to the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
He also used the platform there to explain how Microsoft is expanding the capability of its software to incorporate lots of fancy stuff such as voice recognition.
Oh, come on Bill! Haven't we also heard that one before? Here is the Gates technology vision back in October 1997: "In this 10-year time frame," he said then, "I believe that we'll not only be using the keyboard and the mouse to interact but, during that time, we will have perfected speech recognition and speech output well enough that those will become a standard part of the interface."