No, really. Well at least Gates told CNBC he wished he wasn’t the world’s richest man:

“I wish I wasn’t.
There is nothing good that comes out of that,” said Gates, whose personal
fortune sank by billions since last week when the software giant disappointed
investors by saying new investments would crimp earnings.

The corporate leader who
made Microsoft into the world’s largest software maker – and who is also one of
the biggest philanthropists – is seen as a man who does not like publicity. He
explained that he did not like the attention of being the world’s richest
person.

“You get more
visibility as a result of it,” he said.

Bill, let me help.
Send 50.1 per cent of the loot and I’ll take care of it.

Meanwhile, extensive
Crikey research shows believers in Apple to be almost as fanatical and easy to
rile as bicyclists, greens and aerial ping pong supporters, but perhaps not Quadrant editors. Just for Mac
types then, Marketwatch has a column spelling out why Microsoft is dead in
the water.

Don’t get too
excited and drop your iPod though, the writer allows that Microsoft will
keep making great gobs of money, but it has nothing very exciting or
interesting happening. Bet he wrote it on a Mac.