When people think of Bill Gates, they often focus on the fact that he started Microsoft and is one of the wealthiest people in the world. And those things are true.
But he was also a kid with a passion for technology before the dawn of computers as we know them today. When he was a student at Harvard, he heard about the launch of the first personal computer called the MITS Altair. From his university room, he called the president of that company and said he had written the programming language for that computer and asked if the president would like to see it. The president said yes and booked a meeting. Continue reading