Friday, May 20, 2005

"Nobody's paid to do search or just find information"

Besides the fact that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has switched it's primary focus to world health after the Computers In Libraries five year initiative expired, Gates seems to have forgotten about librarians and library staff completely.

REDMOND, Wash. (AP)--At his annual shindig for CEOs, Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates told executives that businesses need to do more to help their employees sort through an ever-growing flood of information that threatens to become a drain on productivity.

"It's overwhelming," Gates said Thursday at the software company's ninth annual CEO Summit. "Nobody's paid to do search or just find information. At the end of the day you're paid for designing a new product, having a satisfied customer and doing that with the minimum amount of time, the minimum amount of people." Read more at