Sunday, February 06, 2005

Gates and Davos Doodles

The newspapers had proclaimed him as “a bit of a daydreamer hoping for the best”, someone who is struggling to concentrate, and someone who is not a natural leader.
AS WORLD leaders discussed international aid for Africa, Tony Blair scribbled notes and doodled. Unfortunately for him, after the World Economic Summit in Davos, Switzerland, his notes fell into the hands of a Emma Bache, a graphologist.

Her verdict: the Prime Minister’s surprisingly chaotic script indicates an aggressive, unstable man who is feeling under enormous pressure.
Interesting huh, with all the spices for the media, but as it turns out, these weren't doodles by the Prime Minister. These were actually by Bill Gates {someone not(?) a natural leader!!!}.
From The Seattle Times:

"They said he wasn't a natural leader, he was nervous, a lot of things," Gates recounted yesterday during a speech at an Office System software-developers conference on Microsoft's Redmond campus. "Well, they forgot to check whose doodles those were. Actually they were my doodles, and so I thought I'd let you know exactly what I had (written)."

Gates displayed a page of scribbled notes on large display screens, then zoomed in for a closer look at several passages: "Why does Bill Clinton get to sit next to Angelina Jolie?" the first said. The next said "I miss Clippy," and included a drawing of the animated paper clip that provided user tips in older versions of Office.

I had never imagined something as trivial as doodles could create such a fuss!!

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