Bill Gates at Microsoft
When Bill Gates was about 14 years old, his school had a Teletype Model 33 terminal and access to a General Electric computer - which was a rarity for the school. He used it to write his first computer program, tic-tac-toe.
At 17, Gates founded his first company with Paul Allen, who would later be a co-founder of Microsoft. Traf-O-Data used Intel 8008 chips in order to obtain raw data from cars that kept records of cars and present it in an easy-to-read format for traffic engineers. Bill Gates later said that the company ended up saying that “it is quite successful, but not seriously successful,” and that “I made some money on it”.
To date, Bill Gates resigned as Microsoft chairman to take on a new role as a technology advisor after the company was reorganized, and Satya Nadella will become the Executive Director.
1. In the end, the means for computer access ran out, but he managed to find an opportunity to work on another machine, albeit with the ban on using loopholes in the operating system to gain wider access.
This is one of the earliest public photographs of Bill Gates: the photo after he was arrested in December 1977 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The exact circumstances of this arrest are unknown, but as they say, it was an arrest for violation of traffic rules.
After school, Gates entered Harvard University and in his second year he developed an algorithm for pancake sorting, which has remained the fastest known solution for over thirty years. In the end, he left Harvard to start working at Microsoft with Paul Allen.
He and Allen saw an article about the prospects for the Altair 8800 and contacted the company to offer a software development version of BASIC for it. The company agreed to invite them to work, but Gates and Allen did not start working on the software, as they decided to start working on a new personal computer. Within a few weeks, the couple wrote an emulator that behaved like Altair using the BASIC version programming language. Computer company MITS has signed a contract with them to write software, which led to the creation of Micro-software.
In the photo, members of the Albuquerque Group, the original 11 Microsoft members who worked in the company's offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Back row, left, Steve Wood, Bob Wallace, Jim Lane; second row, from left to right: Bob O ‘Ria, Bob Greenberg, Mark MacDonald, Gordon Letwin; front row, from left to right: co-founder Bill Gates, Andrea Lewis, Marla Wood, and co-founder Paul Allen.
3. Microsoft lost the hyphen in the title, separated from MITS in 1976 and moved to Washington in 1979. For the first five years, Gates controlled every line of code issued by the company, as well as all business processes.
In 1980, IBM turned to Microsoft to create a basic interpreter for the IBM PC, as was done with the Altair 8800. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, left, and Bill Gates pose for International Business Machines after signing a software development contract with IBM October 19, 1981 of the year.
4. On 16 April 1984, Time magazine published a photo of Bill Gates on its cover.
5. Gates was described as a “formally belligerent” manager.
6. Bill Gates was one of the first supporters of tablet devices, showing the first prototype in 2000. Here he is depicted holding a Tablet PC at an event dedicated to the release of a new product in New York, November 7, 2002.But even though the market was new, Microsoft saw little success in the tablet market.
7. Bill Gates married Melinda French in 1994, and the couple now run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation together. In the photo: they play with the child during a visit to the Manhika Health Research Center in Mozambique in 2003.
8. Buyer Dan Friedman holds the new Microsoft Xbox 360, he makes the first purchase at Best Buy Store in 2005. Bill Gates made a surprise to everyone by appearing in the store to see how sales are going.
9. Gates was repeatedly recognized as the richest man in the world, but in his interview he said that he did not like the attention he attracted and that he gave most of his fortune to charity. Currently, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest charitable organization in the world. In the photo: a couple talking to a victim of tuberculosis in Cape Town in 2006.
10. Along with billion-dollar investor Warren Buffett, Gates has signed a pledge to give half of his fortune in life, and in the future it is planned to donate 95 percent of his fortune. Buffett, left, and Bill Gates play table tennis at the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders' meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.
eleven.Bill Gates speaks at a press conference on the launch of the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system in 2007.
12. In 2008, Gates and Michael Dell, founder and chairman of Dell, made a statement at the World Economic Forum that Dell and Microsoft will join Bono Charity (RED) to help fight AIDS in Africa.
13. Bill Gates, with the Xbox 360 Guitar Hero Game Controller, watches the Slash playing the guitar during the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show.
14. In 2006, Gates resigned as head of Microsoft, shifting responsibilities for operational management to Ray Ozzy and product strategy management to Craig Mundy. His statement today that he will resign as chairman and become a technology advisor in fact means that he will become more connected with the company again.
15. Last month, Gates appeared in unusual costumes at the Jimmy Fallon Night Show in the US to talk about charity.
16. To date, Bill Gates resigned as Microsoft chairman to take on a new role as a technology advisor after the company was reorganized, and Satya Nadella will become Executive Director.
This statement led to a long search for a new boss after Steve Ballmer announced his intention to resign in August. Mr. Nadella is the third chief executive in the 39-year history of Microsoft, after the co-founders Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.