Even though I've been covering Microsoft -- its people, its strategies and its products -- for decades, I've written very little about founder Bill Gates in the past five years.
The reason? Once Gates left his day job at Microsoft to focus on his foundation, he seemed to focus very little on Microsoft or the tech world anymore. Sure, he was Microsoft's board chairman until last month, when he was replaced and made "Technology Adviser." And yes, I've heard tales of him sitting in on occasional product reviews over the past few years. But … Read more