A lot of talk on the web about today being Bill Gates’ last day at Microsoft. Here are some of my favorites.

Bill Gates and the Greatest Tech Hack Ever

My First BillG Review

Fortune


And here’s my Bill Gates story.
My Dad made me take typing lessons. It was around 8th grade and I didn’t want to, because I thought typing was for girls. But as the saying goes Father knows best. Looking back now I can see that learning to type sparked my interest in computers and writing.

My Dad then bought me a computer from Radio Shack. The first time I was ever aware of Microsoft was teaching myself how to program in BASIC. One advantage I had was I knew how to type! I had a Microsoft BASIC manual that I would spend hours looking up ways to make my programs do what I wanted them to do. This was around 1983-84, and I was a Junior in High School.

I would read anything I could about him and Microsoft. I was, and still am, a big geek about the history of personal computers. To this day I sign my email’s with “gr” because I read somewhere that Bill Gates used to sign his email’s with “bg”.

The world is better place because of Microsoft. And the great part is that Bill is going to give it all back to try to make the world an even better place.

10 PRINT “THANK YOU BILL, AND GOOD LUCK!”
20 GOTO 10

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