Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Feb 2010 22:55 UTC
Microsoft Sometimes, the sheer size of a company like Microsoft can make it quite hard to see and realise just how large and profitable such a company can really be. In these kinds of situations, there's nothing like a clear graph to make all those pretty numbers tangible. Up to a point.
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Kroc
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2005-11-10

When I was 12 I was writing assembly on paper and bitmaps on graph paper (calculating the bytes manually). This was common with the Commodore 64 and earlier computers. What Bill did was good, but he had an education and a lot of years on me, but I could have done the same in the same situation. Tron was animated on graph paper, this sort of thing is familiar to me—it really was manual before the first IDEs came into being.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Oh give me a break, what do you think his education was in?

It wasn't as if there was a class available on how to write a Basic interpreter for the Altair and keep it under 4k.

I don't see any programs on your website so why should I assume you could have done the same? Is it really that hard to accept that Bill Gates was a good programmer in his time?

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