Bill Gates We read books for a number of reasons but usually because we want to or we have to. When you pick up a book it falls into one of three types, dependent on whether it is a want to or a have to type of book. First there's the kind of book you pick up and like the look of but then the first chapter is so bad that you have to put it down because you are either too confused by the plot or you discover it has been written in some obscure untranslatable language. The second type is where the first chapter is slightly disappointing but it is worth pursuing so you read on. These books are often the type you recommend to friends although you have only the basic sketch as to what they are about (such as any pulp fiction novel - you've …show more content…
While at Lakeside, Gates met his close friend and future business partner Paul Allen. Together they entered the world of programming at Lakeside. It all started on October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington, where one of the brains behind Microsoft Corporation was born, William Henry Gates III. At thirteen he started going to Lakeside School. A year later, the Mothers' Club invested in a computer terminal for the students. Gates teamed up with three other students to form The Lakeside Programmers Group. Their first real business deal was a payroll program they wrote for Information Sciences Inc., in 1971. At the young age of 15, Gates was able to crash the DEC operating system and the CDC, which were two of the most advanced computer systems at that time. Although his ability to crash these two systems brought him some major trouble, it also led him to his first business adventure. Gates and Allen started the company Traf-O-Data, which earned them $20,000. Gates and Allen developed a machine was able to generate summary statistics on traffic flow from a rubber tube strung across a highway. Unfortunately, Traf-O-Data was not a big success. However, after their Traf-O-Data adventure the Gates and Allen received a job offer with TRW, a corporation that produced software producta. They were able to earn $30,000 a year working with a software development group, which proved to be a very valuable experience for both
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A. Attention Getter: As college students, it is in our nature to procrastinate, whether it be doing essays hours before they’re due, 8 page research papers the night before, rushing to do last minute slides for a presentation or writing your informative speech that’s a third of our grade, during every break I had. We all, including myself, procrastinate. We can all thank Bill Gates for making our times of procrastination slightly more bearable by creating the Microsoft software that is accessible, easy to use and constantly evolving to meet consumer needs.
After Gates graduated high school, with a perfect 800 on the SAT, he went to Harvard law school in 1973 (“Gates, Bill” 2) (“Gates, William Henry, III” 1). In 1975 his friend Paul Allen came up to him while Bill was in college and showed him a Popular Mechanics article about a $350 microcomputer, Gates read this article and was convinced that he wanted to be in the computer industry (“Gates, William Henry, III” 1). As a sophomore in college he and Paul Allen made the computer language BASIC compatible to microcomputers, this took much skill and he was the first to do it (Leaders of info 2). He did this for a company called MITS (Leaders of info 2). This shows his motivation to do well in the world, and to be successful. With this new success in the BASIC software, he dropped out of Harvard and went to pursue his new career (“Gates, Bill 1). He went to Albuquerque, New Mexico with Paul and they both founded a new company called Microsoft to mass produce their new software (Leaders of Info 2).
“People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters,”Bill Gates. The world’s youngest billionaire is the hard working, intelligent Bill Gates. This man independently started his own computer company and built it up to a 230 billion dollar empire. Bill Gates changed the way the world uses computers by building his company, Microsoft, from the ground up,
The book had no plot and was so large that I often found myself falling asleep while
Once you’ve decided on a few traits and genres, then you can start asking friends and family what books they’ve enjoyed. It may take you a while to find someone with similar book taste as you, but if you can find a few people that have suggested books that you’ve enjoyed, then return to them every
Only bound to the category of fiction, herds of twelve and thirteen year olds stampeded through the aisles to find the simplest books. The eight foot book shelves and mile wide aisles of the library seemed towering to a prepubescent seventh grader. The sheer amount of choices staggered a middle schooler when compared to the abysmal elementary school selection. Seventh grade level reading prevailed as the new standard, as it clearly reflected in the book options. The idea of falling back to any of my go-to book report choices from elementary school swiftly tapered away. Not knowing what to pick, I made my decision based purely off of the cover, and wandered haphazardly to the overly eager librarians for check out, gazing over the thousands of books as I passed, wondering what if. As mandatory, the librarians flapped their tongues about my amazing decision and congratulated me on getting my “first book of many” for the year. Little did they know, I dreaded having to read. However, I did not know of the amazing story that awaited
All books are different - different plots, different characters, and especially different endings. Most books also follow the same pattern: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and finally, resolution. However, the most important parts of an interesting book are its conflict, climax, and resolution. In the Call of the Wild, Jack London proves that he is a master of traditional plot structure.
The book I am reading is Selp-Helf by the author Miranda Sing. The genre of this book is self help or inspirational. This book is basically the author giving you tips about how to live a better life and tips on how to be just overall great. The author Miranda sings is very successful in almost everything which makes her very fit to the job of helping others become successful.
Bill Gates grew up in a wealthy area in Seattle, Washington, with his parents and two sisters. As the son of a lawyer and a schoolteacher, Gates attended a public school and then went to the Lakeside School, a private college prep institute. During his years at Lakeside School Gates became interested in the field of computer programming, he
Elon Musk is one of the most intelligent people alive as well as one of the richest with a net worth of around 20 billion dollars. Musk is part of many large companies such as Neuralink, The Boring Company, Tesla Motors, PayPal, SpaceX, and more. Although Musk seems to have a wonderful life, he faced many struggles on his way to becoming a popular and wealthy entrepreneur. When Elon was a kid, he was once thrown down the stairs and beaten up until he blacked out by schoolmates, but this did not stop him because as a 12 year old student, Musk created a computer game called Blastar which he sold to a computer magazine (Vance). He later founded his first company with his brother called Zip2. Zip2 was funded by Musk’s dad and Elon was so dedicated to making it big that he lived in his office and showered at the local YMCA (Weinberger). Musk then founded X.com which was an online banking website off of the loads of money he received from selling parts of Zip2. X.com later merged with another company to create PayPal, giving Musk tons of money for investing for future companies and ideas. Musk continued to invest on companies which resulted in him gaining more money and increasing his influence he had on the world. He is not going to stop what he is trying to do until he
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was established in 2000 by its namesake, Bill Gates, and his wife Melinda. The couple created the foundation “to help reduce inequities in the United States and around the world.”1 It is headquartered in Seattle, Washing and is co-chaired by Bill, Melinda and William Gates Sr. Since its founding the foundation has accrued an incredible $31.9 billion and has a net worth of almost $50 billion. With such spending power, the foundation has been able to make great progress, particularly in the areas of global health. It has also made a sincere effort to improve many public school systems in the US.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a foundation that supports other organizations who share its guiding belief that every life has equal value. Located in Seattle, Washington, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have an asset trust endowment of 36.2 billion dollars as of September 30, 2012. It supports grantees in all 50 states and 100 countries internationally in areas of global development, global health, United States program, and a smaller charitable support initiative sector. Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffett give direction to CEO Jeff Raikes and co-chairmen William H. Gates Sr. regarding grant allocation and investments. (Gates Foundation)
William Henry Gates, III was born October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. He was the middle child of three born to William and Mary Gates. ATrey,@ as he was called because of the III, was sent to a private school by his father, a lawyer, and mother, a former teacher now on several prestigous boards (Moritz, 238). At age 13, Bill had completely taught himself programming after taking a computer studies class. After scoring a perfect 800 on the mathematics half of the SAT, he graduated from Lakeside school and enrolled at Harvard University as a prelaw major. As a student Gates was a wonder. He received an A in an economics class without attending and cramming the night before the final exam. In June 1975, Bill Gates dropped
Software is the basis of technology. Without software most of the devices used today would not work as they do. Bill Gates, the cofounder of Microsoft, is one of the people who are thanked for the software used today. A hero can be someone who has shown act of courage in the danger, someone who has help to preserve and protect the planet, or someone who has made innovations to help to enhance every day life. Bill Gates is consider a modern day hero because of the innovations he has made in the world of computer software.