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I think he has more interesting things to spend his money on than 'more of the same' out of Microsoft. Also, it would likely be a bit demoralizing to create the world's largest, most successful software company and then finally have to admit that 'no, we can't do it all on our own.'

I suppose but I would think that he would know mavericks like himself would never agree to work for a corporation under someone else, they would rather freelance until they can conquer that corp, sell to that corp, or create a new market. But maybe he's just supposing there's not another Gates out there? ;)

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