Dr Bates Gill

Just a musing – watching BBC Four News and they’ve got a strategic analyst (or something) being interviewed about the international security (read “military”) implications of the fact that today China sent a man into space – joining the US and the former soviet union as the only countries to have done so.

I found myself puzzling over the guy’s name for a few minutes until I realised why – his name is Bates Gill. Not a million miles away from Bill Gates….

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  1. Small world… I stumbled on your blog and saw this reference — Bates Gill is actually my cousin. Now I’ll be thinking of the “Bill Gates” transposition whenever I say his name!

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