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In the 1 New York Times Bestseller The Road Ahead Bill Gates reveals to us his personal lamentations on the entire technology landscape The entirety of the book is progressed in a barrage of in-depth examinations of technological advancements with some rare glimpse of Gates personal life The book takes on a journey reviewing the information age and computer industry internet and content revolution and education and home connectivity Gates talks about how information has become such a valuable commodity Information was freely available and its value will not be challenged by inaccessibility The only case that would pose a problem to it would be when information is wrong in which case it may have a negative value The reason information is getting to be so essential is because its important to know how technology is altering the ways we handle information The computer industry has been an important factor in Gates and Microsofts success as well as other software and hardware entities Gates speaks of critical factors positive and negative spirals These two key factors became great lessons that Gates learned from the industry and applied in the development of Microsoft Besides these two main factors Gates assimilated the need to initiate rather then follow trends the role of compatibility and the positive feedback it can generate and the importance of software as opposed to hardware In the book Gates also talks about the internet and discusses its relevance to future of computing and ultimately every aspects of peoples everyday lives He refers to the internet as a precursor of the ultimate global network With the emergence of the internet he coins it as being a feat of enormous proportions one that calls for dramatic evolution of hardware and software Also creating the network requires the installation of expensive physical infrastructures like lines switches and servers But now the internet that is available to us is primarily narrowband as opposed to tomorrows broadband interactive
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