By James Wallace, Jim Erickson

The real tale in the back of the increase of a tyrannical genius, how he remodeled an undefined, and why everyone seems to be out to get him.

In this interesting exposé, investigative newshounds hint the highly winning profession of Microsoft founder invoice Gates. half entrepreneur, half enfant negative, Gates has turn into the main strong — and feared — participant within the machine undefined, and arguably the richest guy in the United States. In harddrive, investigative newshounds Wallace and Erickson stick with Gates from his days as an unkempt thirteen-year-old computing device hacker to his present-day prestige as a ruthless billionaire CEO. greater than easily a "revenge of the nerds" tale even though, this can be a balanced research of a company triumph, and a stunningly pushed character. The authors have spoken to every body who understands whatever approximately invoice Gates and Microsoft — from adolescence acquaintances to staff and company opponents who display the heights, and boundaries, of his wizardry. From Gates's singular accomplishments to his both awesome brattiness, conceitedness, and hostility (the surroundings is so extreme at Microsoft that stressed-out programmers were identified to ease the strain in their eighty-hour workweeks by means of exploding selfmade bombs), it is a uniquely revealing glimpse of the person that has emerged because the undisputed king of a notoriously brutal undefined.

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It proved a difficult task. They hired a Boeing engineer to help with the hardware design. Gates came up with $360, and he and Allen purchased one of Intel's new 8008 microprocessor chips, one of the first of the chips sold through a distributor anywhere in the country. They connected a 16-channel paper tape reader to their "computer," and fed traffic-counter tapes directly into the machine. It was not nearly as capable as the microcomputers that would come later, but the Traf-O-Data machine worked—most of the time.

Gates and Evans threatened legal action, despite the fact that they were barely teenagers. " Gates and Evans eventually sold the tapes and made a nice profit. , were not pleased with such shenanigans. They became increasingly concerned about their son. The Ma chine seemed to them to have an almost supernatural hold on him. Although he was only in the ninth grade, he already seemed obsessed with the computer, ignoring everything else, staying out all night. Gates was turning into what MIT professor Joseph Weizenbaum, in his book Computer Power and Human Reason, described as a computer bum: "Bright young men ofdisheveled appearance, often with sunken glowing eyes, can be seen sitting at computer con soles, their arms tensed and waiting to fire their fingers, al ready poised tostrike, at the buttons and keys on which their attention seems to be riveted as a gambler's on the rolling dice.

Bill fit that latter category. He looked like a little kid, for one thing. He looked much younger than he was. He was also incredibly obnoxious. He was also consid ered the brightest kid in school. ' He was obnoxious, he was sure of himself, he was aggressively, intimidatingly smart. When people thought of Bill they thought, well, this guy is going to win a Nobel Prize. But he didn't haveanysocial graces. He just wasn't a personable kind of person. He was one of those guys who knew he was smarter than everyone else and knew he was right all the time.

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