So Exactly Why Is Bill Gates in Antarctica?

Yesterday, up popped our buddy Bill on Twitter, saying he was in Antarctica with a decent satellite connection to the Internet—good enough for tweeting at least. But what's he doing down there?

We asked his people, and it turns out, Bill is on vacation. Yep, if you want to know where a guy who can go anywhere (except space) goes on his time off, that's where.

Sadly, though Bill rhapsodizes that "the beauty is amazing," he says he can't upload pics via his satellite connection. Here's hoping for a serious slideshow on Gates Notes when he returns. [Twitter]