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Back in 1981, Bill Gates and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen pulled of an audacious feat: they licensed MS-DOS to IBM in a deal that saw them retain entire control of the software. To mark the occasion, the pair were photographed amid a sea of contemporary computers — and now they've recreated the image.
The feds have locked up an AWOL soldier because he tried to use Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's identity to pay his bills. Oops.
Yesterday, a new book on Bill Gates and Microsoft hit store shelves - Idea Man. Only this one has been penned by Microsoft co-creator Paul Allen, who appeared on 60 Minutes to talk about the early days of Microsoft; the computers they were writing software on, and just what went wrong along the way between the two co-creators.
You might recall Paul Allen's August bombardment of seemingly every tech company in the US over some rather tenuous patent accusations. Google and Apple? Not havin' that. The two are teaming to have the case dismissed with a legal counterattack.
It appears Microsoft's co-founder is a big fan of things that sink. Obviously an avid Beatles fan, Allen's latest toy is a fully functional 40-foot yellow submarine (not to be confused with a 40-foot Yello Sub, which would be an even worse investment). He's now a member of a small, exclusive clique of ultra-rich underwater explorers; about 100 personal submarines are floating around our oceans. Hopefully it came with better drivers than Vista (zing!).