Monday, October 19, 2009

Gates Trivia

Microsoft CEO Bill Gates formed a company to sell a computerized traffic counting system to cities, which made $20,000 its first year. Business dropped sharply when customers learned that Gates was only 14 years old.


Bob said...

The same thing happened to me when I opened a business at 14.
The curbside mani/pedi business ain't what it used to be.

Just sayin'.

lelocolon said...

Wow, the only business i had at fourteen was selling my parents valiums to my school friends for $1.00 a pop. LOL

Oxy said...

In my past with IBM, we were told that these pesky PCs could become a problem. IBM needed an Operating System for these 'things', and one Bill Gates and his upstarts had one (plagiarized from Apple, but that's another story). They were invited to IBM HQ in NY State. Gates responded that if they wanted to talk to him, they should come to him. That rankled a few feathers..... The rest is history, as they say.
I still wonder if Gates showers regularly... he had the reputation of being 'smelly' at all times.