Competition, it’s what makes America great

Competition, it’s what makes America great

: Gizmodo has Bill Gates:

I think blogging is super-important and we’ve got to do a lot more software….

Well, we’re very proud of the role of the PC in allowing lots of voices to exist and make them accessible. Historically, the publishing baron in the city had a very high share of voice, and they didn’t even need to employ the best writers, because they had kind of the unique distribution. As more and more reading gets online, the ability to get to lots of different things, and the competition and quality that takes will be pretty amazing.

We ourselves aren’t that much of a publisher. We did the Slate Magazine thing to try and prove out what kind of things, what kind of formats could you do in online journalism that were different than the things that had been done.

We’re very proud of pioneering that