April 4, 1975: Bill Gates, Paul Allen Form ...

There once was this little company, formed by these two geeks named Paul Allen and Bill Gates ...

Bill Gates and Paul Allen create a partnership called Micro-soft. It will grow into one of the largest U.S. corporations and place them among the world's richest people.

Gates and Allen had been buddies and fellow Basic programmers at Lakeside School in Seattle. Allen graduated before Gates and enrolled at Washington State University. They built a computer based on an Intel 8008 chip and used it to analyze traffic data for the Washington state highway department, doing business as Traf-O-Data.

You have to assume Gary Kildall looks back on the mistake with not getting CP/M-86 onto the IBM PC and wonders what might have been.

Via:  Wired
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