I’ve never been a Microsoft customer but have been consistently impressed with his integrity and broad vision.
In fact, in the earliest stages of his philanthropy, he sought out a technology center that I was helping found and donated dozens of licenses of Windows 2000, Microsoft Office and then-current server platforms.
I never met the man. There was no good reason that we were on his radar. But we were and, as a result, we launched with a modern, well-equipped tech center in the heart of a depressed ghetto.