Re: @Grikath Will anyone wheel out dusty Win98 CDs when Gates and Ballmer cash in their chips?
It should also be noted that if Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer hadn't done what they did, someone else would have. We'd still be using personal computers and cellphones; it's just that it would perhaps have been Digital Research or Borland or someone else who would have written the ubiquitous operating systems. (Or perhaps Sun Microsystems might have seen things better, and it would have worked better too.)
But if Bowie had never existed, we wouldn't have Ziggy Stardust or Station to Station or.....
I know which I think is more important, culturally.