Short Bytes: It might come as a surprise to the most of you that Bill Gates, during the inception days of Microsoft, used to memorise the license plates of early employees’ cars to track their incomings and outgoings. This secret was revealed by Bill Gates at BBC Radio 4’s “Desert Island Discs” programme.
At the same program, Bill Gates confessed —
When it came to the Bill Gates about choosing the songs, he chose an odd mix of tracks by David Bowie, Ed Sheeran, U2, and The Beatles. On the show, he also talked about Steve Jobs, Bill Gates’ philanthropic work, and Microsoft in the early days.
Bill Gates also talked about the intense days during the setup of the Microsoft. However, he loved the intensity of Steve Jobs and praised his work as well. He remembered how he helped Steve Jobs behind the scene to create iPod in 1990’s when Apple was low in cash.
In the same interview, Bill Gates told the famous school hacking story. He told how he and fellow Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen hacked and make changes to the school’s scheduling software to up Gates’ chances of getting a date.
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