Bill Gates And Paul Allen Recreate Iconic 1981 Microsoft Photo

Bill Gates And Paul Allen Recreate Iconic 1981 Microsoft Photo
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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 picture, taken at Seattle’s Living Computer Museum — in fact founded by Allen — shows the pair surrounded by the exact same hardware. Nice to see that Gates still looks a little scruffy after all this time. [Paul Allen via The Verge]