(12:15pm) What a rush.
(12:13pm) “Pick up your trash on your way out.” Great call to action at the end, Bill.
(12:10pm) I think keynotes are better when they give something away. Like a car.
(12:09pm) Where are the new products????????
(12:06pm) “Proper hand-washing is critical to keeping us all in good health.” Don’t worry, Bill. I always do when sharing my Surface.
(12:04pm) Talk about your new products already. I’m on the edge of my tweet.
(12:00pm) “It’s not just about the garbage, it’s about recycling, composting, and making more of what we’ve already used.” A veiled, but poignant allusion to Microsoft’s newly released revamp of its core products. Don’t throw away the brands that are known in the market. #upcyclebranding
(11:57am) “Our world isn’t going to clean itself. We all need to do our part.” WOW (words of wisdom).
(11:55am) What I love about talks like this is it’s about his ideas, not just about his products. I always leave SXSW so inspired. Really thinking big picture. And with a 50% increase in my follower count.
(11:52am) I always thought his middle name was Henry.
(11:50am) I like his shirt. He looks like a regular businessman from Minnesota. Don’t you love those Twins?
(11:40am) He’s here. He just appeared. Like a little wizard.
(11:37am) I’ll admit it, there’s a discrepancy between me, a guy who hasn’t used a product of his since I had a choice, and the action happening under my laptop. But, you just can’t deny the fact that this is a true innovator. Laptop action was just a joke, fellas.
(11:30am) The C probably stands for Chupacabra.
(11:28am) Still waiting. If you’re following along at home, check out my survival guide to SXSW. It’s got all the low-down on the food buckets (trucks are so early aughts) and free handcrafted long island iced teas.
(11:26am) Since I’ve got some time, I’ll tell you the truth. I’m not registered for the SXSWEdu conf. But, I got in a day early to enjoy Austin before, y’know, the insanity starts. Get some breakfast tacos without everyone following me on FourSquare knowing about it. And when I heard the Bill C. Gates was speaking, I couldn’t pass it up.
(11:22am) Countdown to Bill C. Gates. Guys, it’s actually happening. Everyone around me totally knows it’s happening. There is a buzz in the air. It’s like the day they launched StickyBits when everyone just knew it was going to be huge.
(11:20am) What a fight to get in here. I tried to show my General Assembly VIP badge, but it doesn’t work at the Edu conference. Assholes. Burpbags. Piers Morgan Lovers.
Editor’s Note: Apparently the real Bill Gates was upstairs. Bill C. Gates just got the same speaking time downstairs in the janitorial staff lounge. I just thought it was an underground co-working space. The “C” stands for Clarence.