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Gates Reportedly Prefers the Stones to the Beatles

So I'm watching MSNBC's "Morning Joe" this morning at the gym, and they started talking about Bill Gates. (I think that's reason enough to ask my boss to start reimbursing my gym membership as a business expense, don't you?)

It seems Microsoft's chairman has a column in the next issue of TIME magazine about how to fix capitalism. Anything that the ultimate symbol of late-20th-century capitalism has to say about the subject should be interesting.

Even more interesting to me, though, was when Richard Stengel of TIME noted that one of the magazine's photographers always asks portrait subjects for the name of their favorite work by the Beatles, and then whether they prefer the Beatles or The Rolling Stones. Gates' reply? "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and The Rolling Stones.

Posted by Scott Bekker on July 31, 2008 at 11:58 AM