Bill Gates's Life In The Life Of Steve Jobs

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Our experiences make us who we are. It can change our lives in an instant if we allow it to. Many people throughout history had experiences that changed the outcome of their future, whether it was ultimately dedicating their lives towards cancer awareness, improving medicine, advocating human rights, or making technology widespread. The ambition and passion of a person is characterized by the unique experiences they built as a child.
Bill Gates was fortunate to be born into a respected family. His dad was a distinguished lawyer and his mom served on the board of her university and several well-known companies. As a child, he was an insatiable reader. He went to a private school which also happened to be one of the first schools ever to have
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At 12 years old, he had joined the Hewlett-Packard Explorer Club. Through his, he saw his first computer, in addition to other products made by engineers at HP. It was during this time that he decided he wants to work on computers.
I was born into a family with a CPA for my dad, and a nurse for my mom. My dad has his own firm that he started a few years ago and specializes in business tax. My mom is a manager for M.D. Anderson. I grew up with all the resources that Gates and Jobs didn’t have when they were young. Phones, computers, TVs, a game system. I also grew up learning how to socialize with people.
When Gates shifted out of high school, he was accepted into Harvard with a nearly perfect SAT score. He entered college as a pre-law student, but he frequented the computer lab more often than his law books. He tended to procrastinate on studying for exams; he waited until the last moments to cram and passed with satisfactory scores. During this time, he kept in contact with Allen and found out about a small company called MITS. He called the president of MITS and asked him if he wanted a program that would run on his company’s Altair computer. The Altair was the world’s first microcomputer. Gates and Allen worked on it, and then Allen went over to Albuquerque, MITS’ headquarters, to test the program. The president was impressed, so Gates and Allen were hired to work for MITS. Gates left Harvard
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But during his first semester, he felt that going to college was a waste of his parents’ money because he still hasn’t figured out what he wants to do after college, so he dropped out. Now, since he didn’t have to take unnecessary core classes like History of US before 1877, he could focus on the classes that interested him. One of these classes was Calligraphy. For food and lodging, he scrounged around for bottle to turn in for money, and slept in his friends’ rooms. During his time there, he met Steve Wozniak at a computer club. Jobs was impressed by the small computer Wozniak was

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