And on diverse and occasionally related matters that will prove of interest to software developers, designers, and managers, and to those who, whether by good fortune or ill luck, work. As an independent, privatelyowned company, weve been making customers happy since the turn of the century. The way to be successful in the software world is to come up with breakthrough software, and so whether its microsoft office or windows, its pushing that forward. Software sayings and software quotes wise old sayings. But dont expect bill gates to become a fulltime philanthropist. Reminds me of my alltime favorite joel spolsky story about bill gates amazing technical freediving skills and the excel date compatibility. I also founded fog creek software, one of the most influential small tech companies in the world. Jan 18, 2018 inside the glamorous life of bill gates gorgeous daughter jennifer.
Bill and his wife melinda have donated billions to charities and pressing causes around the world, making this planet a much better place. What bill gates got wrong about the internet in the 1990s. But then again like any other human being he also has his own mistakes. Bill gates on professional engineers bill stands up for engineers willing to stand up to management. Gates went to a private high school in seattle, which had a computer club that offered students access to a timeshared computer.
Oct 20, 2016 russia bans microsoft products and bill gates in case you hadnt noticed, the news coming out of russia in the past two weeks has been rather strange, strange, because it indicates that theres something in the water over there producing rational thought, normalcy, concerns for the protection of the national security and culture, including. Software is changing the world, and throughout my lifetime that will continue. Microsoft founder bill gates turns 60 today and most of the coverage has focused on his groundbreaking work as a philanthropist, promoting public. Apr 02, 2014 n 1993, bill and melinda gatesthen engagedtook a walk on a beach in zanzibar, and made a bold decision on how they would make sure that their wealth from microsoft went back into society. His heart lies, and will always lie, in technology. Bill gates become billionaire and the reason was not windows but steve jobs and his idea. Bill gates is one of the richest men who has ever lived and regularly features high on the list of the worlds wealthiest individuals. But, as ever, the story is more complicated than that. But how much is the microsoft cofounder worth and is he. Feb 24, 2020 in addition to his groundbreaking innovations, microsoft cofounder bill gates is known today as a kind, compassionate and softspoken philanthropist.
Command and conquer and the herd of coconuts joel on software. New title but old role may be ahead for bill gates sfgate. Youre reading joel on software, stuffed with years and years of completely raving mad articles about software development, managing software teams, designing user interfaces, running successful software companies, and rubber duckies. In case you hadnt noticed, the news coming out of russia in the past two weeks has been rather strange, strange, because it indicates that theres something in the water over there producing rational thought, normalcy, concerns for the protection of the national security and culture, including. Meet bill gates, the man who changed open source software. So just how did bill gates get started to becoming one of the worlds richest man.
Aug 23, 2016 bill gates become billionaire and the reason was not windows but steve jobs and his idea. Bill gates, chairman and chief software architect at microsoft, talks to reporters as microsoft announced the general. Microsoft chairman and chief software architect bill gates smiles during a news conference in madrid november 19, 2004. Joel spolsky, the ceo of the network of questionandanswer sites stack overflow and cofounder of. Microsoft ruled a monopoly court finds firm abused its. Joel spolsky is a globally recognized expert on the software development process. Jeff raikes is the cofounder of the raikes foundation with his wife, tricia. I joined in 1996 and was employee number 14,577, fairly early but not in the earliest days of the company by far, and i was privileged to see ms in the heyday, climbing to more than 300,000 employees, then retreating somewhat until i left in 2011. How reagan, clinton, and bill gates paved the way for the. Now hes retiring from the company to dedicate more time to his charitable foundation. Bill gates had a temper in early microsoft dayswhy employees. Bill gates reveals new details about windows home server. Jun 25, 2008 under the leadership of bill gates, microsoft accomplished a lot. Even as bill gates weighs giving up his title of chairman of microsoft corp.
Bill gates reveals new details about windows home server at winhec. The foundation works toward a just and inclusive society where all young people have the support they need to reach their full potential. In those days, microsoft was a lot less bureaucratic. Apr 15, 2018 bill gates is one of the richest men who has ever lived and regularly features high on the list of the worlds wealthiest individuals. William henry gates iii born october 28, 1955 is an. Others see him as a modernday robber baron whose predatory practices have stifled competition in the software. Joel on software articles can be divided into two categories. It was a meeting that would change the future of the company he helped found. Alexis roderick 5 facts about billy joels wife wagcenter. The man created a software monopoly and in return he got so many lawsuits for it.
Gates company was devoted mainly to its microsoft office software suite. What is the presentation software used in bill gates ted. But if you hire b people, theyll hire the c people and then its all over. If you hire all a people, he said, theyll also hire a people. Spolsky, known for his blog joel on software, spoke last week at the geekwire. The winfs team, in terms of its progress and performance, is doing very, very good work, but it couldnt take the additional features and make an 06 schedule. Rockefeller in the 1880s, was that of bill gatess microsoft software producer and. As bill gates retires, our columnist recalls what it was like to work for the worlds most successful entrepreneur. Gates and his wife invited joan salwen to seattle to speak about what the family had done, and on december 9, 2010, bill and melinda gates and investor warren buffett each signed a commitment they called the giving pledge, which is a commitment by all three to donate at least half of their wealth, over the course of time, to charity. For other people of the same name, see bill gates disambiguation. In a stunning setback for bill gates software empire, the judge in the microsoft antitrust trial ruled yesterday that the software giant is a monopoly that wielded its power to stifle competition. He remained as chairman and created the position of chief software architect. I think the answer can be found in a 2003 rant by bill about his problems in using the microsoft web site, windows update, and windows in general. Free software foundation president richard stallman says microsofts chairman is blurring the discussion about software patents.
Reminds me of my alltime favorite joel spolsky story about bill. His late mother, mary gates, was a schoolteacher, university of washington regent and chairwoman of united way international. A week before he retired, bill gates met with microsofts legal team about open source software. Inside the glamorous life of bill gates gorgeous daughter. Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. Oct 28, 2015 young bill gates was an angry office bully. Bill gates had a temper in early microsoft dayswhy. Mar 19, 2000 this seemed to piss off a guy named greg whitten who headed up the app architecture group. I want to tell you two stories from my career which i think are classic illustrations of the difference between tech companies that are wellmanaged and tech companies that are disasters. Bill gatess story is well knownhe is widely recognized as a man who rose to the top of his field through sheer brilliance and ambition and guts.
The best stories about bill gates that show off his. Yet i wonder why hes decided that now is the time to move on. Command and conquer and the herd of coconuts joel on. Further thoughts on diverse and occasionally related matters that will prove of interest to software developers, designers. In addition to his groundbreaking innovations, microsoft cofounder bill gates is known today as a kind, compassionate and softspoken philanthropist. Quotations by bill gates, american businessman, born october 28, 1955. Enjoy this collection of 27 inspirational bill gates quotes. The best stories about bill gates that show off his eccentric genius. So, it was all started from 1970s when bill gates and steve jobs met for a new innovation.
And on diverse and occasionally related matters that will prove of interest to software developers, designers, and managers, and to those who, whether by good fortune or ill luck, work with them in some capacity by joel spolsky. Meet bill gates, the man who changed open source software 05 nov 2008, new delhi, delhi, india bill gates, cochairperson of the gates foundation, addresses the media in new delhi, india. Gates penchant for cursing was documented by entrepreneur and blogger joel spolsky, the founder of stackexchange and fog creek software. Feb 03, 2016 bill gates, photographed in 20 in new york. If you check his bio on wikipedia, it says he changed his name from bill gates ii to simply bill gates jr. Inside the glamorous life of bill gates gorgeous daughter jennifer. Instead of the 11 or 12 layers of management they have today, i reported to mike conte who reported to chris graham who reported to pete higgins, who reported to mike maples, who reported to bill. His web site joel on software is popular with software developers around the world and has been translated into over 30 languages. Very little one would imagine but both are regarded as philanthropists. Software innovation, like almost every other kind of innovation, requires the ability to collaborate and share ideas with other people, and to sit down and talk with customers and get their.
What are some stories about the smartness of bill gates. Bill gates stole steves idea and become billionaire was. The key alliance dominating the technology industry, like that between the pennsylvania railroad and john d. Microsoft founder bill gates turns 60 today and most of the coverage has focused on his groundbreaking work. Bill gates bill gates was born on october 28, 1955. New ideas, surprising the marketplace, so good engineering and good business are one in the same. What is bill gates net worth, is he still the richest man. Yes, this is true and hard to believe that billionaire ceo like bill gates did this. What is bill gates net worth, is he still the richest man in. I rushed to get the spec printed and sent it over to his office.
That man was joel spolsky, who at that time was a program manager for microsoft excel. During the 90s fmv or full motion video was all the rage, actors awkwardly shoehorned into video games, early 3d modelling and a rotten atmosphere oozes everywhere, welcome to fmv friday. Nov 02, 2014 philanthropist, entrepreneur and one of the worlds wealthiest billionaires bill gates has shared many powerful quotes of inspiration over the past decade. Bill gates stole steves idea and become billionaire was it. The software is currently under development, and is planned for release to the public sometime in 2016. Insights from stack overflows joel spolsky geekwire. It comes down to the difference between trusting employees and letting them get things done, versus treating them like burger flippers that need to. Bill gates stepped down as chief executive officer of microsoft in january, 2000. One of the most important things that made microsoft successful was bill gates devotion to hiring the best people. Philanthropist, entrepreneur and one of the worlds wealthiest billionaires bill gates has shared many powerful quotes of inspiration over the past decade. We share what weve learned about how to make great software, both by writing about our ideas and by creating products, like fogbugz, trello and gomix, that help others make great technology.
May 09, 2011 how did bill gates get started to being the worlds richest man posted on may 9, 2011 by thomas degrace. Under the leadership of bill gates, microsoft accomplished a lot. William henry gates iii is an american business magnate, software. As of now, microsoft stock is surprisingly quiet given the announcement that bill gates will step down. Feb 12, 2017 the best stories about bill gates that show off his eccentric genius. Bill gates, real name william henry gates iii, is a cofounder of one of the most famous and recognized computer software companies in the world, microsoft. Im joel spolsky, a software developer in new york city. Our focus is on this mainstream audience that we want to provide with a hardwaresoftware. The crazy thing bill gates used to do to monitor workplace. Now, greg was something like microsoft employee number 6. How did bill gates get started to being the worlds richest man.342 1370 714 422 250 375 519 1100 1411 189 1484 62 1330 1233 10 305 933 101 426 519 564 194 787 560 1276 1454 549 274 1269 1569 671 1351 1535 964 83 1480 1053 1300 340 958 1194 1301 913 922 286 645 594 431 988 294