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Melinda Gates Plays Not My Job on Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me

Melinda Gates Doesn’t say this. And that makes all the difference. “When I get up in the morning and I read about death, disease, privation, poverty, I go, Well, it’s not my problem.” 

No matter the impact on technology. No matter the cool factor of the things they sold. Bill Gates will always be my favorite technology guy.

Bill Gates was rather rude to me on more than one occasion. For very little reason. He is not perfect. But I will always have a love and respect for him, (and Melinda) because they could have lived like oil sheiks, chartered trips to the moon and lived on a yacht the size of an Aircraft carrier.image

They didn’t.  They took on malaria. They took on third world sanitation. They changed the world.

People in America don’t always see it. We don’t live in the places that the Gates’s have touched the most.

Sagal sums it up well. When I get up in the morning and I read about death, disease, privation, poverty, I go, Well, it’s not my problem.” 

Listen to Melinda Gate play “Not My Job” on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.