A very interesting take on things.

Bill Gates announced yesterday he is progressively going to disengage himself from day-to-day participation in Microsoft over the next two years, to concentrate exclusively on his foundation. His charitable work has been remarkable — unlike the Carnegies or the Rockefellers before him, his money, dubiously acquired as it may have been, is comforting the truly afflicted of this world, not in endowing institutions for the already comfortable.

Read it all here: Gates opening new Vistas