Bill Gates: I wish Obama had more power


He also added that he wishes that President Obama had, well, the kind of power Gates had at Microsoft.

He said: "Right now it feels like I wish there was slightly more power in the presidency to avoid some of these deadlocks. So I think what he (Obama) wants to do and what he's actually able to do, the gap is so big there that it's hard to know in some ways."

Maybe if Gates were able to exercise a little power over Steve Ballmer, Windows 8 and the Surface tablets wouldn't be such hideous kludges.