Bill Gates on philanthropy, saving the world

It’s refreshing to hear talk about philanthropy and solving world problems in the tech sector–it can get annoying to hear endless tales of youthful millionaires/billionaires, etc.  (BTW wouldn’t it be interesting if people started using youtube more for educational purposes? Or eventually use web 2.0 technologies to share relevant information which can bring about greater wealth for more people?  I think that could happen with web 2.0 technologies if they’re used to match wealth with people who could use the $–nonprofits, poor people, a microloan concept. )   Current discussions of patent reform are interesting to me for similar reasons–

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118125952108328400.html?mod=hps_us_at_glance_technology

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