Text of the 2014 Commencement address by Bill and Melinda Gates

When Paul Allen and I started Microsoft, we wanted to bring the power of computers and software to the people – and that was the kind of rhetoric we used. One of the pioneering books in the field had a raised fist on the cover, and it was called Computer Lib. At that time, only big businesses could buy computers. We wanted to offer the same power to regular people – and democratize computing.

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Arcangelo Corelli: Christmas Concerto, Adagio Op. 6 No. 8 Voices of Music

The adagio from the Christmas Concerto for two violins, cello, strings and basso continuo in G Minor “Fatto per la notte di Natale,” Op. 6 No. 8. by Arcangelo Corelli. Performed on original instruments by the San Francisco Early Music Ensemble Voices of Music. Featuring Katherine Kyme, Lisa Grodin, Cynthia Miller Freivogel and Carla Moore, baroque violins (left to right); Ondine Young, baroque viola; William Skeen and Shirley Hunt, baroque cellos; Josh Lee, violone; Dominic Schaner and David Tayler, archlute; Hanneke van Proosdij, harpsichord. Soundtrack available at
http://tinyurl.com/ChristmasConcerto

Voices of Music performs in and records our concerts in St. Mark’s Lutheran, SF. Visit us on the web at www.voicesofmusic.org