Wednesday, December 1, 2010

03 - Creating Image of Public Figure

Does the name Bill Gates rings any bell? If don't, you better not use your PC and laptop (excluded if you're a Mac user). Well, aside from being one of the wealthiest man in the world and one of the famous Harvard-dropouts that succeed, he is also the founder of Microsoft. You should at least know that or else I'll think that you've been living under a rock for the last decade.Let's see, how the guy in the image above turn into the guy in the image below and what novelty, creativity, innovation and invention had to do with it.

So in 1977 (the year when the mugshot of Gates taken for traffic violation), Steve Jobs had already invented Apple II PC. Gates did not have a definite study plan while a student at Harvard and spent a lot of time using the school's computers. He dropped out from Harvard after talking to his parents about setting up a new company.

Then, IBM approached them to write BASIC interpreter for its upcoming PC, the IBM PC. In 1981, IBM's first PC was invented.

After that, what happened was a PC evolution. You see, before this, PC was simply for office work. But then it keeps on evolving into an entertainment tool and nowadays as a communications tool.

Microsoft had become a household name and heck you would see big MICROSOFT logo the first when you open up your PC or laptop (again, unless you're a Mac user). The invention of Microsoft had made Gates a boundary pusher (based on MITS Altair 8800 - the first computer) in terms of creativity but I'd say that he had made the world a better place with the invention of Microsoft.



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