Now is the time, and will be the time, for Bill Gates to return full time to the company he built and return it to the top of the tech food chain.
The departure of Ray Ozzie has opened the door and left a hole at the top of the Microsoft corporate structure. A Gates return is all but inevitable.
The logic is all there. Gates, long known as a hyper-competitive and aggressive businessman, cannot be happy watching his company flounder and be disparaged. Once upon a time, Microsoft was considered one of the innovators of the tech world; now it is mocked as one of the more stagnant companies in the industry.