Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, hit Reddit today to answer some questions.
Before he even started the AMA, he posted a short animated video answering the the most popular questions being posed to him. The first question in the video is, “How much money is in your wallet?,” followed by, “Can I have a million dollars?,” and of course, “Which would you rather fight: 100 duck-sized horses, or one horse-sized duck?” (Video below).
In the AMA he got into more interesting stuff however, like when he was asked about any products he regretted not launching with Microsoft:
“We had a rich database as the client/cloud store that was part of a Windows release that was before its time. This is an idea that will remerge since your cloud store will be rich with schema rather than just a bunch of files and the client will be a partial replica of it with rich schema understanding.”
He was referring to WinFS.
Other questions surround the work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is a charitable organization that has spent billions of dollars on vaccine development and other programs.