…OK, no, they didn’t. No way I’m passing up a title like that, though. Anyway, Bill Gates took a big step today towards getting his own volcano lair:
Microsoft founder turned philanthropist Bill Gates released a glass full of mosquitoes at an elite technology conference to make a point about the deadly disease malaria.
“Malaria is spread by mosquitoes,” Gates said while opening a jar onstage at the Technology, Entertainment, Design Conference — a gathering known to attract technology kings, politicians, and Hollywood stars.
“I brought some. Here I’ll let them roam around. There is no reason only poor people should be infected.”
First reported on social networking site Twitter, Facebook’s Senior Platform Manager Dave Morin blogged, “Bill Gates just released mosquitos into the audience at TED.”
I’m including that last sentence because the more I look at it, the more volumes it says about Twitter.
Anyway, no actual malaria in the mosquitoes, so I guess that Bill Gates is merely teasing us with his Mad Scientism. Or he hasn’t leveled up yet.