Bill Gates Essay

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Bill Gates

When one thinks of computer software, one must think of Microsoft. In fact if you use a computer, chances are that you will have some type of program on there that is developed by Microsoft. The CEO, chairman, cofounder, and owner of 147 billion shares of Microsoft is Bill Gates.
William Henry Gates III was born in the midst of a scenic Seattle on
Thursday, October 28, 1995 to his parents Mary and William Henry Gates Jr. His childhood was uneventful and was well raised. He went to Sunday school at the
Congregational church and sang in the choir. He was a Boy Scout but never showed interest for either of these activities. Gates was an unusual child who spent long periods in his room in deep thought. He loved science
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Gates first program was a ticktacktoe game. Gates and Allen would soon be restricted to time on the terminal because the school's electric bill was ever increasing. In a long series of mishaps Gates and Allen would soon be programming away at Lakeside. The math teacher that had been assigned to do class scheduling, manually, died in an airplane accident. Gates and Allen were offered $2,400 worth of computer time in exchange for a class scheduling program.
The boys (Gates now 16 and Allen already graduating high school) worked day and night. Gates soon found out that he could put himself in an all girls classes in every period. Soon Gates and Allen would found a company called Traf-O-Data.
The two made a program that would regulate traffic data generated by the gray boxes on Seattle streets. After entering Harvard with a major in law, Gates and
Allen contemplated the idea of starting a company. Their vision soon expanded into the multi-billion dollar empire. "Gates is to the software what Edison was to the light bulb- part innovator, part entrepreneur, part salesman and full- time genius." Gates is the "Edison" of software. If it wasn't for him we wouldn't have Windows 95, Winword, Microsoft Internet Explorer, or countless others. In August, 24, 1995, Microsoft announces the availability of Microsoft
Windows 95, worldwide. This new operating system would change the world's view of computers drastically. The computer would

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