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Bill Gates Talk on Computing from 1989

Bill Gates discusses the software and computer industry, and how Microsoft has contributed. Gates also discusses his views on the future of the computing industry. The talk was recorded in 1989 but was only recently digitized. Topics include:

  • Microsoft BASIC and the Altair 880 computer
  • 640k memory barrier and 16-bit architectures
  • EGA graphics and WYSIWYG editors
  • The importance and future of the mouse
  • Object-oriented programming
  • MS-DOS and the importance of OS/2
  • Apple vs. Microsoft lawsuit regarding user interfaces
  • Microsoft Office on Macintosh
  • Gates' current role at Microsoft
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News Source: Waterloo Computer Science Club
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