Bill Gates Is A Frugal, Persevering, Supreme Computer Geek

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Bill Gates is a frugal, persevering, supreme computer geek who can “hack code” with the greatest of them and is probably the most successful entrepreneur of the 20th century. While the other side of him is a hard-driven businessman. Gates felt that standards were one of the most important attributes you could possess in a company which has shaped the computer industry into what it is today. I chose to write about Mr. Gates because he is a programming genius, and through his programming skills, and competitive business skills, in just 25 years, he built a two-man operation into a multibillion-dollar company. He accomplished this achievement by taking current technology and adapting it to a specific market. He conquered the market…show more content…
Other things didn’t interest him as much as computers did so he preferred to spend his time playing poker and video games rather than attending classes. Gates got by on very little sleep and would cram for tests, and pass with a decent grade. In December of 1974, Allen and Gates took a chance on an opportunity regarding the Altair 8800. They called the manufacture, MITS, in Albuquerque, NM telling them they had written a version of the popular computer language BASIC for the Altair, so the president asked to see the version they had written, but they had not written anything yet. So, Gates and Allen, began working day and night in Harvard’s computer lab. Since they had not Altair to work on they had to run simulations on other computers. Without knowing if the program would work, Allen traveled to Albuquerque to test the program on the Altair, and it worked. Once this happened, Gates decided to drop out of Harvard and move to Albuquerque with Allen. This is where they officially established Microsoft. Shortly thereafter, MITS collapsed. This did not affect Gates or Allen, as they were already writing software for other computer start-ups including Apple, Commodore, and Tandy Corp. In 1979, they moved the company to Seattle. Gates bought an existing operating system for $50,000, and developed it into MS-DOS, which he then licensed to IBM. Gates constructed

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