3.16.2006

Check the guy in the lower left......... that's Bill Gates. Paul Allen, the owner of the Seattle Seahawks with a net worth around $20 billion is on the far right, lower corner!!

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19 comments:

Canadian Dude said...

It is amazing how many billions of dollars of wealth have evolved from the creation of the microchip.

The Phoenix said...

Revenge of the Nerds indeed!

Karen said...

cd~ goes all the way back to the transistor radio... boggles the mind.

phoenix~ Yep! Bill Gates looks like a Nerd & the rest look like Hippies.

jc said...

Sure wish I had invested!

Karen said...

jc~ I hear ya!

rgmb said...

They look like a perfectly respectable bunch to me, except for the straight laced guy in the lower left hand corner : )

Kyahgirl said...

frightening. truly frightening!

Karen said...

rgmb~ takes the word *respectable* to a whole new level... {grin}

kyahgirl~ ta think we're talkin' to each other here in cyberspace because of their *frightening* discovery.

Eli Blake said...

You know, back before he started Microsoft, Gates was building his own computers by hand and operating out of a garage in Albuquerque, and one month he almost got evicted from the garage because he didn't have the money to pay the rent.

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Eli Blake said...

The Age of Aquarius. Jack Nicklaus. Disco. George Steinbrenner as a revolutionary. Leisure suits. LSD. Platform shoes for men. Star Wars (the original). Jimmy Carter. Frampton Comes Alive. Archie Bunker's Place, a spinoff. Let's Make a Deal. Terry Bradshaw leads the Pittsburgh Steelers. Seahawks win two games in their first season of play. Pet rocks. Pong. The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon. Rubik's cube mania. Space Invaders competes with pinball games. Barney Clark gets an artificial heart. LaVerne and Shirley. the Unsers, A.J. Foyt and Rick Mears lead the golden age of Indy car racing. Jonestown. Skylab. Unisex haircuts and clothing. Star Trek, I Love Lucy and Beverly Hillbillies reruns still on every afternoon. E.T. phone home. Snoopy Come Home. Son of Sam. "Kung Fu fighting." Volkswagen beetles, in yellow, light blue and beige. Farrah Fawcett. Coal Miner's daughter. Jimmy Hoffa. John Lennon. The killing fields of Cambodia. The Sears catalogue. Bell bottoms with lots of patches. Eastern spirituality in Western cults. Energy conservation pushed. Afro haircuts. Mister Rogers' neighborhood. Unemployed former 'singing cowboys'. Mad Magazine. Cabbage Patch dolls. Marathon running popular. Seattle Slew wins 1978 triple crown. 2006, and Seattle Slew still the last horse to win one.

And that brings us back to today.

That picture brings us back to a once and growing ever more distant time.

Karen said...

eli~ read your comment to hubby & he said you're older than dirt just like us, but ya gotta better memory! {grin}

Thanks for sharing all these great memories. :o)

margalit said...

You bet I would have. I've been in high tech since 1980 and I certainly understood even back then that DOS was going to be an amazing breakthrough for personal computing. Remember, back then there were no desktop computers, only mainframes. This was even before the VAX, the first micro.

Michele sent me.

Karen said...

margalit~ Welcome! Your knowledge is impressive. When I think back to that time in my life, I would have found this whole computer thingy boring; but who knew!?! :)

Carmi said...

Hindsight is always 20-20. I thought of this very picture when I visited Microsoft's campus for the first time last September. The vision that these folks had was inspiring.

Karen said...

carmi~ yep, the Hindsight thing is always there.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I've seen the picture before and it really is hilarious...talk about you cannot tell a book by it's cover!!!
And "One picture is worth 1000 words"??? Not this one!

Who knew?
No, I'm sure I wouldn't have invested...!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Forgot to say Michele sent me back, my dear...

Karen said...

lady~ hi backacha!