Here’s an interesting, though not terribly surprising, article: Bill Gates Takes On Education’s Biggest Bureaucratic Beast With Video Games.
The author (media whore Gregory Frankenstein...er, Ferensteint) obediently calls Bill Gates a “billionaire education crusader.” Billionaire borderline pedophile would be a better description.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out the connection between video games and Bill Gates’ bank account. But how can Microsoft invest money in educational video games plugged by Bill Gates without looking sleazy?
Simple! Just let the greatest corporate philanthropoy in world history - the Gates Foundation - do the investing...Gates Foundation Kicks in $20 Million Towards Game Projects. If you don’t have time to read the article, suffice it to say that much of the money went to - drum roll... - Digital Youth Networks, one of the companies mentioned in the first article linked to above.
So why does this remind me of one of Bill Gates’ most transparently sleazy stunts, wrapping Xboxes in mother of pearl and given them to foreign leaders as “symbols of peace”? Earth to Bill Gates: Take your meds.