Bill Gates is the man!
Over the past couple of days, we have watched “Triumph of the Nerds, a movie devoted to showing how the computer industry was started and why it exploded into one of the largest industries in the world over the course of 30 years. The first video dealt with the arrival of the first personal computer and its birth into the market. It was amazing how fast the industry grew and why it happened. The original creator did not do it to make money or for any economical reason. He was just interested in creating his on personal computer. The movie proudly coined him, along with every other computer fanatic, as a nerd. He wanted to have his own personal computer for his home so he went out to creat his own. Now the first personal computer didn’t even have a monitor or keyboard but what it did allow users to program things into it although the process was very tedious.
The most interesting part of the movie came when the subject matter came to discuss Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft. I was personally interested in learning the type of person Bill was. As I was growing up, I always remember hearing that Bill Gates was the richest person in the world and that he was the founder of Microsoft, but beyond that, I never really knew what that meant. I had no idea of the process that he and a few of his buddy took to use computer language to build a computer empire that is second to none. I was influenced by the type of person he was to do well myself. He was described as very competitive in nature because his family raised him to be so. He knew no bounds and more importantly he got rich doing something that he really enjoyed doing over anything else. His job involved going to work whenever he wanted and working and creating software that was used by billions around the world. Most importantly it was what he liked to do the most with friends that he wouldn’t trade for the world. I remember a lady was interviewed and she said, if it wasn’t Bill Gates running Microsoft, the company would not have gone half as far as it did. Microsoft is the largest company in the world because of the genius of a hardworking man name Bill Gates who refused to be outdone by anyone. He refused to lose and that is why he is number 1.