Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955. Gates and his two sisters grew up in Seattle. Their father, William H. Gates II, is a Seattle attorney. His late mother, Mary Gates, was a schoolteacher, University of Washington regent and chairwoman of United Way International.
Bill Gates came from a very involved background dealing with politics and in the business industry. So he was pretty educated in the world as a young child. He also spent most of his time reading and learning about Business Industry which is what he liked.
Bill went to Lakeside School for seventh grade at the age of 12. It was a very strict privates boys school. At first he seemed uncomfortable but eventually he found some friends that had some of the same interests as in Business and looking at computer companies. Most of his teachers seemed intimidnated by him and another group of older classmates initiative to figure out something called Teletype. You would type programs off-line on yellow paper tape and then put it into the tape reader, then dial up the computer and quickly feed the paper tape and run your program. There was a club called Mothers club that would have various rummage sales and got money to pay for the Teletype and also fees like using the Teletype. With the Teletype you have to pay for storage, computer fee and connection time. So he got a lot of experience with computers in school.
In 1973, Gates enrolled at Harvard University. At Harvard Bill developed the programming language Basic for the first microcomputer. Junior year, Gates dropped out of Harvard to devote his time to Microsoft, which began in 1975. Bill had this belief that the personal computer would blow up and be in every home.
Gates had these ideas of unlimited expansion and always creating new things. Bill gates vision regarding the computing world were built around Microsoft and software management. With Gates leadership Microsoft’s goal was to advance and improve software technology and to make it easier, more cost effective for home users.
First computers ran on Dos. Bill had intentions on creating MS-Dos. He figured one day that MS-Dos would replace Dos. Also Microsoft created Excel, Microsoft Word, Access, ect. These programs are used by at least 50% of the PC’s in the world.
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