Well, when you’ve got a captive audience….
LONG BEACH, Calif. - "Bill Gates just released mosquitos into the audience at TED and said, 'Not only poor people should experience this.'"
That was the post by Facebook's Senior Platform Manager Dave Morin on social networking site Twitter.
The mosquito incident was confirmed by the media office of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which also noted that the insects released were not carrying malaria.
Because that would be wrong. Although it would be interesting to see the reaction to that. Maybe Gates was trying to emulate Steve Jobs’ famous “reality distortion field” and got it horribly wrong.