Technology should benefit everyone.
So we worked to close the digital divide.
I made a priority at Microsoft,
and Melinda and I made it an early priority at our Foundation.
Donating personal computers to public libraries
to make sure that everyone had access.
The digital divide was a focus of mine in 1997,
when I took my first trip to South Africa.
I went there on business.
So I spent most of my time in meetings in downtown Johannesburg.
I stayed in the home of one of the richest families of South Africa.
It had only been three years since the election of Nelson Mandela
marked the end of apartheid.
When I sat down for dinner with my hosts,
they used a bell to call the butler.
After dinner, the women and men separated and the men smoked cigars.
餐后 女人们会和男人们分开 男人们会去抽雪茄
I thought, good thing I read Jane Austen,
or I wouldn't have known what was going on.