Essay on Microsoft: Paul Allen and Bill Gates

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Throughout the history of the world there have been revolutions, martyrs, and innovations that have changed the course of mankind. As history has proven, one person can have an effect on many, one action can excite anything, and one invention can change the whole world. In the case of the developing world of technology, many tried, but only a few could get a stake in the fast moving industry and throughout it all one name has stamped their name on the PC business, Microsoft. It started with two teenagers who envisioned an endless world of possibilities for the world of computing at an early stage. Paul Allen and Bill Gates were two high school students who attended Lakeside their dreams of one day being computer moguls started with a word…show more content…
Throughout the history of the world there have been revolutions, martyrs, and innovations that have changed the course of mankind. As history has proven, one person can have an effect on many, one action can excite anything, and one invention can change the whole world. In the case of the developing world of technology, many tried, but only a few could get a stake in the fast moving industry and throughout it all one name has stamped their name on the PC business, Microsoft. It started with two teenagers who envisioned an endless world of possibilities for the world of computing at an early stage. Paul Allen and Bill Gates were two high school students who attended Lakeside their dreams of one day being computer moguls started with a word processor, the Teletype Model 33 that they played with and programmed. It was brought from a rummage sale that the Mothers club attended. It was located in the activity room at their private school in Washington. Bill Gates, the younger of the two was 15, born in Washington to two relatively successful parents Bill H. Gates Sr. and Mary Maxell Gates. His father was a prominent lawyer and his mother served on the board of directors at two major companies. At an early age Bill showed signs of great leadership qualities and later proved these true, he excelled in school and always brought a competitive fire to everything which usually was mistaken for anger and stubbornness.Bill was considered a genius; He made a 1590 on his SAT, devised an
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