Is Gates losing the plot?

Or just demob happy? How else can one interpret this BBC report?

Microsoft boss Bill Gates has dropped a hint about the next version of Windows.

He said Windows 7 could be released “sometime in the next year or so” during a Q&A session at a meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank.

After the event a Microsoft spokeswoman said the new version was scheduled for 2010 – three years after the January 2007 release of Vista for consumers….

Make that 2015 just to be sure.