Bill Gates on 'Colbert Report': Microsoft Was 'Coolest Thing I Could've Done'
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Gates went on the show to mainly talk about the work he's been doing with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which released its annual letter Wednesday.
"You came on my show to say you wrote a letter," Colbert said. "You know about email, right?"
Colbert went on to ask if technology makes a difference in how the foundation helps people and if "data is as important as passion" when doing philanthropic work. "I think passion is probably the most important," said Gates, who went on to talk about how data is used to make the foundation more efficient.
Toward the end of the interview, Colbert switched the topic to Microsoft, asking if Gates missed the "rough and tumble" of the day-to-day, in other words the, "I'm going to stay up all night, drink coffee and code" mentality. To which Gates replied:
"I miss the intensity. It was phenomenally fun. And for my 20s, 30s and 40s, it was the coolest thing I could've done."
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