bookspacePhoto of readermy comments
 home > bookspace > my comments > comment: the secret diary of bill gates : a parody /
Subscribe via RSS 
The secret diary of Bill Gates : a parody
G., Bill
Adult Nonfiction HD9696.C62 G335 1998

Comments  Summary

Summary: "Mysterious ghostwriter 'Bill G.' has mastered a hilariously self-confident technotheology just dopey enough to rule the world. Daily entries flow seamlessly from gloating malevolence to girlish enthusiasm....A parodic masterpiece". -- Wired magazine Bill Gates is one of the richest men on the planet, a computer genius who's figured out how to rule the world. But hey, he's a real guy, too, with hopes and dreams, fears and foibles, and some personal issues he needs to work out. Enter The Secret Diary of Bill Gates, a pseudonymously created parody that details the daily doings of Microsoft's head honcho via some totally cool and outrageously funny day-by-day entries. A popular site on the World Wide Web, The Secret Diary translates to the printed page as a gamely hip yet hopelessly nerdy revelation of the billionaire's inner life. -- "Bad news on the Melinda front. Apparently, I suffered a catastrophic memory crash last week. I didn't remember our anniversary. Now, I may have to buy her asmall present. Like Brazil". -- "Only two push-ups today. I hurt my arm re-arranging the giant photo of the Pentium processor in my office". -- "Spent a few hours surfing the net. I can't believe how much stuff there is about me. But it's so negative. Why do they hate me so? There are Microsoft Hate Pages and cruel jokes about Windows. I was so upset I had to go and look at my bank statement...". A full year of diary entries -- from the best of what's appeared on the Web -- plus an introduction and an appendix detailing "Who's Who in Bill's Little World", make The Secret Diary of Bill Gates a must-read for computer users and aspiring entrepreneurs everywhere. As Wired magazine wrote, "Aparodic masterpiece, Secret Diary does, however, bring to mind one chilling though: Bill's real diary probably doesn't look that much different".

Be the first to add a comment! Share your thoughts about this title. Would you recommend it? Why or why not?

Question about returns, requests or other account details?
 Add a Comment
Submission Guidelines

Find this title in the Library Catalog
Find this title in the Library Catalog

more titles about

recent comments
hcl mobile app
Facebook Twitter Tumblr YouTube Vimeo Flickr Federal Depository Library Federal
Hennepin County Government Hennepin
© 2014  Hennepin County Library12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305 Comments and Feedback    |    RSS