Bill Gate’s 1995 Internet Memo Updated for Mobile


The Internet Mobile is the most important single development to come along since the IBM PC web browser was introduced in 1981 1990. It is even more important than the arrival of the graphical user interface web search. The PC modern web browser analogy is apt for many reasons. The PC web browser wasn’t perfect. Aspects of the PC web browser were arbitrary or even poor. However a phenomena grew up around IBM PC the web browser that made it a key element of everything that would happen for the next 15 years. Companies that tried to fight the PC web standards often had good reasons for doing so but they failed because the phenomena overcame any weaknesses that resisters identified.

The Internet Mobile is a tidal wave. It changes the rules.

–Bill Gates, May 26th 1995

–Bubba Murarka, December 10th, 2013