I can't help but notice that now that Bill Gates is retiring from Microsoft, the elegies of high praise are flowing for his accomplishments, with analysis of how much his vision has helped society--even changed it. Quite a contrast to when ExxonMobil chairman Lee Raymond retired last year, amid howls of outrage for his huge retirement package. Why was no one outraged at how much money Gates made/makes? Or for that matter, what about the deep pockets of Warren Buffet or Oprah or Tiger? Just goes to show you once again the low regard in which the oil industry is held by most uninformed people. To counteract that, I do hope many are watching Black Gold on TruTV, to see the roughnecks in action on three rigs drilling out in West Texas. --Leslie Haines, Editor in chief, Oil and Gas Investor, lhaines@hartenergy.com