Billsville, Pt. 1

SMASHING MICROSOFT The heyday of Microsoft (1995) was also the heyday of the Smashing Pumpkins. Now they're both on the train to splitsville. A tale of two Bills:


Chairman and co-founder of Microsoft

Allegedly squelched innovation and competition with Internet monopoly

Philosophy: "Simple is difficult."

Great hair


Frontman and co-founder of Smashing Pumpkins

Allegedly squelched innovation by playing most of the tracks on first album, Gish, himself

Philosophy: "In my world, the end is always near."

Great hair


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