Watch Bill Gates’ first encounter with a computer [video]

Watch Bill Gates’ first encounter with a computer [video]

We all know how successful Bill Gates has become through his work at Microsoft, but not many of us know the stories about his first interaction with a computer.

A young Bill Gates was lucky enough to be able to gain access to a computer via teletype link, thanks to a local Seattle company. Apparently, he would leave his home at night to go explore this new amazing tool with friend Paul Allen.

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The rest, as they say, is history. Watch Bill Gates first encounter with a computer as a youngster sans glasses:

We’ve come a long way in the world of home computers, and had Bill Gates not interacted with this “primitive” machine, we might still be accessing a computer through what appeared to be a typewriter.

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