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    Bill Gates - bowl

    <edited> Mr. Gates has good taste in Bowls.

    Check out the shelf behind him -- natural edge bowl !!

    Edited ---- edited ----- edited......................
    Last edited by Paul Gallian; 12-19-2010 at 09:45 AM.
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    Why the delet it there is nothing wrong with it. Hey Vaughn, it looks like one of yours.

    Cant agree with your view of Uncle Bill. But hey you can think what you want its still a free world Paul.
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    bad opinion on my part.....
    Last edited by larry merlau; 12-22-2009 at 03:35 PM. Reason: wrong thoughts
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    Personally, I don't really have a view of Mr. Gates, I've heard he is one nice guy, and his wife and him devote a lot of time and money to their charities.

    I do not enjoy the windows products, but I understand that they have done a lot to further computing in my lifetime, good or bad, dunno, that will be for the historians to argue about

    The bowl is OK, but honestly, I think that Vaughn's work is MUCH better that that piece, I don't like the base, looks clunky

    Still, neat picture Paul, thanks for sharing it!
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    Don't know much about Gates except he had an idea and made lots of $. Seems to be pretty generous.

    That bowl looks a lot like the one I made at the Rockler class a few months ago. Gotta go check the dining room to make sure it's still there
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    I wonder where that photo was taken. It's clearly in an office, one cheaply outfitted with hammered-termite-vomit furnishings. Got a commercial steel window frame. Ain't BILL's office.

    I got no big particular gripe with Bill. I think I'd prob'ly get the shudders being around him, 'cause his personality would surely clash with mine. He's mostly done everything he's done via Free Enterprise, though, with little of it truly unethical. We - all of us - have always had choices. As a society, we've mostly always chosen Microsoft... so Bill's pockets have been pretty full for a long, long time.

    He'n I'd have a nose-to-nose about his expressed wish to set up audio/video recording equipment everywhere so everything that happens is public knowledge... that's FAR too BigBrother for me.

    Kinda' nice bowl. Maybe the person whose office that is turned it.
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    Nothing wrong with Billy. He is a marketing wiz. Look at how the world has changed because of him. Remember the old punch cards?

    Maybe Billy is just a closet turner. So he can't be all that bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Hofstetter View Post
    I wonder where that photo was taken. It's clearly in an office, one cheaply outfitted with hammered-termite-vomit furnishings. Got a commercial steel window frame. Ain't BILL's office.
    Actually, I believe it was his office. Here is a photo from his office and you can tell it has the same windows and look to the furnishings.

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    I have also seen other pictures of this same office and it was Bill's.

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    this is a link to where I saw the photo.

    http://news.cnet.com/2300-1023_3-100...html?tag=mncol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko View Post
    Actually, I believe it was his office. Here is a photo from his office and you can tell it has the same windows and look to the furnishings.

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    I have also seen other pictures of this same office and it was Bill's.


    I saw that picture when I looked up "geeks" in the dictionary
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