pigscanfly.ca writes "The talk itself covers the past, present, and future of computing as
of 1989. While the former two can be interesting to the high-tech
historian, the real star is Bill Gates' prediction of computing yet to
come. Like the now-legendary '640k'
line, some of Gates' remarks are almost laughably off-mark ('OS/2 is
the way of the future!'); and yet, by and large, he had accurately,
chillingly, prophesied an entire decade or two of soft- and hardware
All in all, a fascinating talk from, it seems, one of the most powerful speakers in CS and IT."