Playboy Interview: Bill Gates (1994)
PLAYBOY: What else is Microsoft involved in? We’ve heard about software that can control washing machines, for instance.
GATES: [Laughs] The washing machine example is extreme, but people do sometimes kid us that we see an opportunity to sell our software in broad areas. We are involved in a new generation of fax machines that we think will be better and easier to use. And a generation of screen phones [a standard phone with a minicomputer] in which the typically cryptic buttons are replaced with a graphics interface. We’re also working on software that runs in printers. We’ve worked with people on car navigation systems. And in the home environment, something you can carry in your pocket called the Wallet PC.
By David Rensin, Playboy