Scoble, soon to depart Microsoft himself just broke the news that Bill Gates is stepping down from a full time role at Microsoft. Wonder what he is planning. We’ll know soon enough. I wonder if it is distract us from the delay in production on Vista.
Update: there is a press release that talks of a two year phase out to July 2008. So the news may be a bit overstated by the Scobelizer. It starts out thus:
REDMOND, Wash. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â June 15, 2006 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â Microsoft Corp. today announced that effective July 2008 Bill Gates, chairman, will transition out of a day-to-day role in the company to spend more time on his global health and education work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The company announced a two-year transition process to ensure that there is a smooth and orderly transfer of GatesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ daily responsibilities, and said that after July 2008 Gates would continue to serve as the companyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s chairman and an advisor on key development projects.