What is an AMA, you may ask?
Social networking site Reddit has a ‘thing’ where those aloft and aloof drop by and get interviewed by people like you an me. AMA stands for, Ask Me Anything. And the public genuinely get access to the actual person, and are able to pose questions.
This used to be a relatively pure experience, but over the last year or so, PR people and publicists add a “Do an AMA” to the list of to-do’s to promote a new movie, book, or whatever.
Some people don’t understand the concept behind the AMA and fail badly, but most are are aware before they arrive that the last A in AMA does really mean Anything, so they tend to make it an equal exchange, much to the delight of those posing the questions.
And so, Bill Gates, of Microsoft fame, has been on his philanthropic kick for a number of years now, and together with his wife Melinda, they run the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. This foundation is doing a lot of good all round the world.
Isn’t it nice to know that all that yelling you’ve done at your PC over the years is paying off in vaccines and better education? Well, at least it is something.
Over the break, some of the most popular questions, and Bill’s answers.
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