Billionaire software executive Charles Simonyi spent tens of millions of dollars on trips to the International Space Station, but something completely different gets him up in the morning nowadays: going to work at Microsoft to create a better digital whiteboard.
The 71-year-old Microsoft veteran confessed his love of whiteboards on Feb. 26 during a Hacker News Seattle Meetup.
“Is it the most important thing in the world? Probably not,” he told the standing-room crowd. “Is it important that we all do the most important thing in the world? I don’t know.”