Is Microsoft’s Bill Gates the anti-Christ? Well, probably not. But Dr. Jack Van Impe of Redmond, Wash., has noted that a ghostwriter for Gates has come out in favor of “a permanent, wearable recording device which would be turned on at all times and store every conversation one has” — just the sort of technology you would expect the anti-Christ to support.
If that’s not proof enough, a Web Page titled “Proof Bill Gates is the Antichrist” goes into elaborate detail, assigning computer-code ASCII values to each letter of the software visionary’s name, adding the “three” for William Gates III, and claiming to arrive at a grand total of — you guessed it — 666.
— E.P. News