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I'm think I'm gonna hurl...visited microsoft.com
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: April 16, 2007 05:16PM
Well, it was time to do the weekly "Microsoft Update" for the work PeeCee. What's the first thing you get to see there - a grinning Bill Gates:



Have they no mercy?!??

I prefer this photo quite a bit more:

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Re: I'm think I'm gonna hurl...visited microsoft.com
Posted by: jonny
Date: April 16, 2007 05:25PM
[gizmodo.com]



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 04/16/2007 05:30PM by jonny.
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Re: I'm think I'm gonna hurl...visited microsoft.com
Posted by: incognegro
Date: April 16, 2007 05:27PM


This photo of what looks like a bunch of long-haired hippies has been circulating through email accompanied by the caption "Microsoft, 1978: Would you have invested?"

Is the photo real? Is this really what the management of Microsoft looked like in 1978? Yes, on both counts.

The photo was taken December 7, 1978 in Albuquerque, New Mexico before the company moved its offices to Washington. The people in the photo are (from left to right, starting at the top) Steve Wood, Bob Wallace, Jim Lane, Bob O' Rear, Bob Greenberg, Marc McDonald, Gordon Letwin, Bill Gates, Andrea Lewis, Marla Wood, and Paul Allen.

The photo is posted on Microsoft's website on Bill Gates' biography page.

If you had chosen to invest your money with this bunch of scruffy looking characters back in 1978, you'd be quite rich now. But how rich did the people in the photo become? Here's their estimated wealth, listed in descending order:

Bill Gates: Still with Microsoft as it's chairman and chief software architect. His fortune is somewhere in the range of $50 billion.

Paul Allen: Left Microsoft in 1983 but remains a senior strategy advisor to the company. Worth around $25 billion.

Bob O'Rear: Left Microsoft in 1983. Is now a cattle rancher and is worth around $100 million.

Bob Greenberg: Left Microsoft in 1981 and then helped launch those Cabbage Patch Dolls that were so popular in the 1980s. Last time anyone checked, he was worth around $20 million.

Jim Lane: Left Microsoft in 1985. Now has his own software company and is worth around $20 million.

Gordon Letwin: Left Microsoft in 1993 and now devotes himself to environmental causes. Is worth around $20 million.

Steve and Marla Wood: They both left Microsoft in 1980 and Marla then sued the company for sex discrimination. They're worth around $15 million.

Bob Wallace: Left Microsoft in 1983. Worth around $5 million.

Andrea Lewis: Was Microsoft's first technical writer. Left the company in 1983. Worth around $2 million.

Marc McDonald: Was Microsoft's first employee. Left the company in 1984, but recently rejoined the company when Microsoft bought Design Intelligence, the company he was working for. Has the honor of getting to wear badge number 00001. Probably worth at least $1 million.

[www.microsoft.com]



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Re: I'm think I'm gonna hurl...visited microsoft.com
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: April 16, 2007 05:54PM
Can't see the pic.



Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
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Re: I'm think I'm gonna hurl...visited microsoft.com
Posted by: Mike Sellers
Date: April 16, 2007 08:43PM
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Rick-o
Can't see the pic.

Control or right click the question mark and select "open image in new window". Strange, it doesn't show up in the thread but when I quoted your message to respond, there it is.
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Re: I'm think I'm gonna hurl...visited microsoft.com
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: April 16, 2007 09:22PM
Hmm...Tried that, and I get "Forbidden you don't have access"

I did go to the website and was able to see the pic of all those hippies on the home page.



Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
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Re: I'm think I'm gonna hurl...visited microsoft.com
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: April 17, 2007 09:06AM
Am I the only one who was looking for "Think Different" on the photo ? Looked a LOT like that campaign. Even to the multicolor Microsoft Visua designer logo.
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Re: I'm think I'm gonna hurl...visited microsoft.com
Posted by: pixelzombie
Date: April 17, 2007 03:55PM
LOL, and it does look like the "Think Different" adds
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