Computing is new literacy, says Bill Gates

Speaking at the Government Leaders Forum, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates indicated a consistent level of optimism that technology would solve many of the world’s most critical issues in 10 or 20 years out. “Computing is like the new literacy. So, any effort you made for books and literacy, there's a parallel here. Sometimes the Internet […]

Speaking at the Government Leaders Forum, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates indicated a consistent level of optimism that technology would solve many of the world’s most critical issues in 10 or 20 years out. “Computing is like the new literacy. So, any effort you made for books and literacy, there's a parallel here. Sometimes the Internet connectivity is hard, but it's well worth the effort.”