Bill Gates’ ghost continues to pilot Microsoft from his new command post at the helm of the Gates Foundation. Microsoft’s embattled search engine, Bing, is now accused of - is it really hard to guess? - copying Google (Google: Bing is Cheating, Copying Our Search Results).
In not unrelated news, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn says he can’t remember if he voted for or against charter schools the last three times charter school measures have been dangled before voters. Nor does he seem to know if he supports them now - at least officially.
In fact, McGinn is obviously working for Bill Gates and Paul Allen (who sponsored a 2000 charter school initiative), who would gladly sell out a generation of children for a few billion dollars more (Charter-schools idea back? Mayor talks with educators).
The following quote is priceless:
“It’s kind of like the Microsoft Connector bus from Seattle to that company’s headquarters, he said, saying he wonders why the city isn’t running that as a public service instead.”
Yes, Mike, the Microshaft Connector bus is indeed a good education model, and yes again, we’d love to see you force taxpayers to subsidize Bill Gates’ personal transit system.
Incidentally, I’ve never commented on Mayor McGinn before. Suffice it to say I knew he was just another corporate asshole even before he got elected. George w. Bush, Obama, Norm Rice, Paul Schell, Greg Nickels, Mike McGinn - is there really any difference?