A look back at Microsoft History

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    Erik Porter

    1979 was a good year...for me to be born!

    This was an interesting list.  I knew most of it being a Microsoft geek (since way before joining), but there were a couple things in there I wasn't aware of.  Nice!

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    Human​Compiler

    1979 was a good year...for me to be born!

    This was an interesting list.  I knew most of it being a Microsoft geek (since way before joining), but there were a couple things in there I wasn't aware of.  Nice!

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    Ted Bracewell

    The next entry should be "April 1979... TeddyB is born." Who would've thought that the folks in that photo would build something like Microsoft. I wish my parents had put in a few bucks... It's like when you hear about how if you'd invested 4 dollars in Coca Cola at the beginning it would be worth millions today. Amazing.

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    Ted Bracewell

    The next entry should be "April 1979... TeddyB is born." Who would've thought that the folks in that photo would build something like Microsoft. I wish my parents had put in a few bucks... It's like when you hear about how if you'd invested 4 dollars in Coca Cola at the beginning it would be worth millions today. Amazing.

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    Erik Porter

    Freaky...what day is your birthday?  I'm 4-9-79.  Expressionless

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    Human​Compiler
    Freaky...what day is your birthday?  I'm 4-9-79.  Expressionless
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    Ted Bracewell

    4-22-79... 2 days ago :o

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    Ted Bracewell

    4-22-79... 2 days ago :o

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    Erik Porter

    Happy 28th birthday to you!  Smiley

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    Human​Compiler
    Happy 28th birthday to you!  Smiley
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    Ted Bracewell

    And to you, good sir, although a tad bit belated.

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    Ted Bracewell

    And to you, good sir, although a tad bit belated.

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    Matthew Mushall

    Happy belated birthdays Teddy and Erik.

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    Matthew Mushall

    Happy belated birthdays Teddy and Erik.

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    scratchex

    Yeah Happy Belated B-days folks!

    Maybe one day we'll be part of on10 history.  :=)

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    scratchex

    Yeah Happy Belated B-days folks!

    Maybe one day we'll be part of on10 history.  :=)

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    39cents

    wow.. in a few short years you go from a startup with two ppl to making over a mill in a single year!!

    im very interested to see how the 80's played out for ms.

    ps... not sure when my birthday is.. ive chosen one for myself outta the 4 dates it might be but im pretty sure it was in 1979.

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    39cents

    wow.. in a few short years you go from a startup with two ppl to making over a mill in a single year!!

    im very interested to see how the 80's played out for ms.

    ps... not sure when my birthday is.. ive chosen one for myself outta the 4 dates it might be but im pretty sure it was in 1979.

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    Flashbak

    So, I have to ask, is the Microsoft Museum/Visitor Centre open to civilians?

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    Flashbak

    So, I have to ask, is the Microsoft Museum/Visitor Centre open to civilians?

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    Dengin

     He prophetically concludes with the line, "...Nothing would please me more than being able to hire ten programmers and deluge the hobby market with good software."

    That was 1976, I'm still waiting... and yes, I do actually remember 1976.

    And I love "I love the 80s" and cringe at how much of it I remember/did.

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    Dengin

     He prophetically concludes with the line, "...Nothing would please me more than being able to hire ten programmers and deluge the hobby market with good software."

    That was 1976, I'm still waiting... and yes, I do actually remember 1976.

    And I love "I love the 80s" and cringe at how much of it I remember/did.

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    Chris Arnold

    Its amazing to see what they all looked back then. Without knowing what I know now, I doubt I would of invested if I was around in those days.

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    Chris Arnold

    Its amazing to see what they all looked back then. Without knowing what I know now, I doubt I would of invested if I was around in those days.

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    39cents

    flashbak brings up a good question.. is the center open to visitors? also.. im very interested in what happens in the 80's. i didnt realize how quick ms took off. in just a couple of years they go from a start up to a million dollar a year company.

    ps.. i was also born in '79!! .. but sadly thats all i can confidently say. i dont know what my birthday REALLY is. i decided on one. but there could be any of about 4 days.

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    39cents

    flashbak brings up a good question.. is the center open to visitors? also.. im very interested in what happens in the 80's. i didnt realize how quick ms took off. in just a couple of years they go from a start up to a million dollar a year company.

    ps.. i was also born in '79!! .. but sadly thats all i can confidently say. i dont know what my birthday REALLY is. i decided on one. but there could be any of about 4 days.

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