An exclusive interview with Bill Gates, at FT

The internet is not going to save the world, says the Microsoft co-founder, whatever Mark Zuckerberg and Silicon Valley’s tech billionaires believe. But eradicating disease just might.

The story is here. It’s probably behind a paywall. Can’t be helped. FT publishes good stuff like this, and they have a right to their revenue.

The story implies a question: Apart from enabling ready search of media and scholarly archives, extending the reach of retail, and, some might say, titillating or shocking audiences in their isolated livingrooms, what has the Internet done for us lately?

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