This Friday, June 27, 2008, will be a sad day for geeks everywhere. Bill Gates is retiring from Microsoft. In many aspects no one will know the difference, but as Steve Ballmer has been quoted in many articles, it just won’t be the same. Three people have been selected to replace Bill Gates in his critical functions. I used to be such a Bill Gates fan when I was younger, even reading many books about the beginnings of Microsoft. It is an odd thing to think of Microsoft without equating it to Bill Gates. It is something that has always been, but is just days away from being no more.