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Response to madfloridian (Reply #27)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 09:04 PM

39. RE: Rupert Murdoch / Bill Gates

From my reading of the articles, Bill Gates did not get any money from this effort, he contributed money to it through the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation. I think Gates, whatever his personal faults may be, has an extraordinary insight into the potential of science and technology for the betterment of human life, and does a good job putting his money to work solving tough problems and helping people.

Apparently this database was developed under a contract from the Department of Education. Any one can bid on a federal contract, including Rupert Murdoch, and whoever is the low bidder gets the job. Regardless of what you or I might think of them. That's the way it is, and that's the way it should be.

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