Friday, December 09, 2005


Honestly, I'm pretty ambivalent when it comes to the whole Microsoft-is-evil thing. 'Fraid I really don't much care about that.

Nevertheless, India's favorite Bill (not that one, the other) was just in town and I was reminded of one thing that I love about the Gates--their generosity and civic-mindedness. With the backdrop of seedy stories of some politicians' petty, graft-soiled paws grasping for more ill-gotten lucre, I enjoy seeing someone like Bill the Munificent and this.

mu·nif·i·cent (myū-nĭf'ĭ-sənt) pronunciation

1. Very liberal in giving; generous.
2. Showing great generosity: a munificent gift.

[Latin mūnificēns, mūnificent-, from mūnificus : mūnus, gift + facere, to make; see fact.]