Famous Thinker Essay

2274 Words Nov 4th, 2012 10 Pages
Famous Thinkers Paper
Jason Terry
PHL/458
September 25, 2012
Cher Summers

Famous Thinkers Paper
Looking back throughout history many famous thinkers have made an impact on society; however, not as much as Dr. Martin Luther King; a people’s man or Mr. Bill Gates a business hero. After researching these two famous thinkers and their contributions to society I will identify the problems each wanted to solve, the solutions to the problems and the implementation of those solutions. The exploration of each thinker’s social, political, and personal environments will show how those factors contributed to their respective creativity, a full comparison of their creative processes, a critique of their thoughts and ideas and the different
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In spite of his attempts to promote equal rights for all Americans, Dr. King was murdered in 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Social and Personal Environment

Spurred from his preschool days, Bill Gates had a passion for computers and computer programming since he was 13 years of age. The school utilized money from benefactors buys the students an ASR-33 Teletype terminal and computer time on a General Electric computer system terminal. Bill was immediately fascinated by the systems, and was capable to get excused from his normal courses to use the computer. It was then when Bill gathered his curiosity about computer programming. He was able to create software in which the pupils could use the computer system in a game of tic-tac-toe. This was the start of Bill Gates profession Gates (Gates & Hemingway, 1999). Bill Gate's mom, Mary had dedicated nearly all of her time to working with charitable organizations and civil matters organization such as United Way. She would take Bill with her on several volunteer tasks to schools and local community centers. Bill Gates would grow older to follow her illustration, only he would have the funds to give and also create his own agencies as well as foundations.
Dr. King was dedicated to the Civil Rights movement because of social and personal factors. He grew up in the South, during a time when

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