Yeah, it's possible. Maybe, for us the people of the third-world countries, this, is a unique and unbelievable phenomenon, but not, for that part of the world. It is a fact, and you can not deny it. But Imagine, if one of our guys, in these countries, could have such a power, do you think, he or she would be willing to lose this power some day. Impossible! At least, in Afghanistan, I can't find such an experiment; never. For example, if you just get back to the history of our political leaders, none of them was willing to get away of the power, but when was killed! This is a fact. I worry about the present President Hamid Karzai...
Anyway, I was just talking about the computer world and the retiring of Bill Gates. In these days, in press, you can find very many cool articles on Bill Gates' retire, you difinitely enjoy reading them. Here is one of them.
Who Will Fill Bill Gates' Shoes?
Interesting note by Erick Schonfeld in Techcrunch on "Who will carry on his legacy [Bill Gates] and define the current Web era of computing?" The writer mentions a few big names such as, Microsoft's Ray Ozzie, Google's Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, FriendFeed's Paul Buchheit and Bret Taylor, and a few others.
I, strongly, recommend you to read this article. You surely will enjoy it.