Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on April 19, 2006 03:55 AM
Melinda (all hail Saint Melinda!) Gates may have persuaded her husband to become a public benefactor, but she isn't going to persuade him to undercut his own company's sales in the developing world.
Think about it for ten seconds. There are so many things he can give money for (clean water? eradication of the guinea worm? Schistosomiasis? Malaria?) there's no need for him to fund something that might possibly conflict with Microsoft's future profits.