Jun 29th 2008
This Week in Tech 149
Bill Gates - Not Evil
A Bill Gates farewell review from MITS to DOS to Windows, chair jumping, a Ballmer future, and more.
- Bill Gates departs Microsoft (2008 CES farewell video)
- Dvorak: No More Odes to Bill Gates, Please!
- Google's Lunar X Prize
- Ballmer likes developers
- Dvorak again (MarketWatch): Microsoft without Gates
- Bill's 1994 "Information at your Fingertips" Comdex speech
- Bill the competitor: Jumping over chair during Connie Chung interview or playing ping pong.
- Bill Machrone and Esther Dyson on Charlie Rose during Windows 95/MSN launch (26:00-43:00).
- Pournelle: Gates had personally called about the "illegal copy of DOS now trashing your hard disk" issue.
- Altair BASIC
- Gates' 1976 "Stop stealing my code" letter to to Homebrew Computer Club.
- Gates' first business card.
- Ballmer is really more of a salesman.
- Seymour Rubinstein, software pioneer.
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Show notes by David Di Franco.