On October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington a boy was born. This child would grow up to be one of the most successful people in the history of man. His name, William (Bill) Henry Gates. Bill a.k.a. Trey was a different child from the beginning of his life. His first five years were normal just like most kids. Once he turned six his parents would almost go crazy. He declared war on his mother and always talked back to her as in this example;
She would call him up to dinner from his basement bedroom and he would not respond. "What are you doing?" she once demanded over the intercom. "I'm thinking," he shouted back. "You're thinking?" "Yes, Mom, I'm thinking," he said fiercely. "Have you ever tried thinking?"
His mother sent him to a psychologist, after a year of tests and studies the doctor came up with a solution. His answer was, "There is nothing you can do. Just give up and live with it."
Bill attended Lakeside School. It was a very nice private school. There he learned how to use a computer. His friend, Paul Allen and he would start their computer programming there. The first programs they made were a math program and tic-tac- toe.

Bill and three other friends joined forces to make the Lakeside Programmers Group. Bill then went out to a store, which just received a new IBM. He convinced the manger to let him and his friends use the computer. In exchange, he would have to debug the computer. Bill got so obsessed in it that he went to the store late at night and worked on the computer! A little later, that year, Bill, attended Harvard. To most people there he was considered a snob and idiot. He would order pizza every day and go to many bars. In 1974, Bill and Paul Allen would both make BASIC, a computer language. MITS would buy a license to have the product. At the age of twenty-one, Bill would choose to drop out of Harvard to work on Microsoft all the time. Within three months, MITS would drop the contract. Bill found a person in Japan who would help him. Bill and Paul would then set up a building in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They would then rename their company Microsoft. The original na!
me was Allen&Gates. Bill loved New Mexico. He had his favorite Porsche, which he called Sand Buggy. He would go for a ride in the night. Many times Paul would have to pick up Bill from jail. Bill and Paul talked to IBM for many weeks. They finally convinced IBM to let them have their operating systems on IBM's computers. Bill would buy Q-DOS revise it and call it MS-DOS. In 1982, Paul Allen was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease. He decided to leave Microsoft. Bill, working with a small group, invented the mouse. A little box with a wheel at the base, it was a huge success. In addition, that same year 1983 Bill launches Word 1 Microsoft's first application. Within a month, Bill has a big thing. He has announced to use GUI (Graphical User Interface) to create Interface Manager. It was later renamed Windows. Then in 1986 Microsoft went public. Bill and Allen became instant millionaires. If you had bought a hundred stocks in 1986, it would have been 11 million dollar!
s today. It was that day when Bill Gates, made his promise.
"At Microsoft, our long-held vision of a computer on every desk and in every home continues to be at the core of everything we do. We are committed to the belief that software is the tool that empowers people both at work and at home. Since our company was founded in 1975, our charter has been to deliver on this vision of the power of personal computing.
As the world's leading software provider, we strive to continually produce innovative products that meet the evolving needs of our customers. Our extensive commitment to research and development is coupled with dedicated responsiveness to customer feedback. This allows us to explore future technological advancements, while assuring that our customers today receive the highest quality software products."
Microsoft had jumped in the software race and they were flying. They became number one and have not lost that