Gates Gives Blog Interview

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I believe this is a first. Bill Gates gave his first blog interview – to Gizmodo. Huge score for Nick Denton and company.

Bill G and his handlers obviously recognize that blogs are media. Gates talks a lot about blogs and RSS. He’s also a customer evangelist for Newsgator! Hey, Renee Blodgett – put him in your PR campaign! (Via Scoble)

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On the way to LaGuardia to catch a flight to Las Vegas, I got a call from Microsoft’s Larry Cohen about a possible sit down with Bill Gates. I didn’t quite know what to think of it, but I wasn’t going to turn it down. I would ask the hard questions: Does Balmer really eat children? Can I swim in your Money Bin?

I didn’t quite muster the balls to ask those, though, and instead acted like I had real questions or something. In fact, as you can see in the picture, he was working me like a puppet.

What follows is the very beginning minutes of a conversation we had yesterday about blogging, DRM and copyright, and the future of Windows.”

Read the interview at Gizmodo.

Steve Rubel is a PR strategist with nearly 16 years of public relations, marketing, journalism and communications experience. He currently serves as a Senior Vice President with Edelman, the largest independent global PR firm.

He authors the Micro Persuasion weblog, which tracks how blogs and participatory journalism are changing the public relations practice.

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