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."
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."