Gates on Google
...in a phone interview preceding his keynote, Gates downplayed a Google threat.
"I hear they're coming out with a robot that will cook hamburgers, too. Let's spread that rumor — there's nothing they can't do," Gates said in jest.
On a more serious note, Gates added: "Whatever they announce, they announce. They're in their honeymoon period, and anything they announce gets hype ... They will obviously branch out beyond Internet search, but I think the expectations won't live up to reality."