Sunday, August 18, 2013

Bill Gates: LSD User

Salon writes:
Bill Gates totally did experiment with LSD, though an excerpt from a 1994 interview with Playboy reveals he was much less open about it than Jobs:

PLAYBOY: Ever take LSD?
GATES: My errant youth ended a long time ago.
PLAYBOY: What does that mean?
GATES: That means there were things I did under the age of 25 that I ended up not doing subsequently.
PLAYBOY: One LSD story involved you staring at a table and thinking the corner was going to plunge into your eye.
GATES: [Smiles]
PLAYBOY: Ah, a glimmer of recognition.
GATES: That was on the other side of that boundary. The young mind can deal with certain kinds of gooping around that I don’t think at this age I could. I don’t think you’re as capable of handling lack of sleep or whatever challenges you throw at your body as you get older. However, I never missed a day of work.


  1. Finally we understand why Windows has such erratic behavior and crashes all the time!

  2. Thankfully there are many brave men and women who have made it their duty to distribute LSD to willing buyers around the world for the purpose of consciousness expansion. The doses are the same quality as they were when Nixon mandated them illegal. Viva la market!

  3. My guess is that Steve Jobs found the experience more enjoyable.

  4. Ram Dass' (a.k.a. Richard Alpert) experience was life changing: "I was sitting in the semi darkness, the light came in from the street, it was snowing, and it was very beautiful. I was sitting there and suddenly in the dark across the room, I saw a figure standing there and as I looked more closely I realized that the figure was myself."