Bill Gates and Paul Allen recreate the famous 1981 Microsoft photo

Bill Gates and Paul Allen iconic 1981 photo in 2013

One of the greatest fortunes in the history of the world started in 1981 when Bill Gates and Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, made a deal to license MS-DOS to IBM (or how Steve Jobs used to call the company “Big Brother”), while retaining ownership of the software. To stamp the moment in history, they both took a picture surrounded by computer systems popular at that time; and now 32 years later, Bill Gates and Paul Allen, once again got together to recreate the iconic photograph.

The picture was taken at Seattle’s Living Computer Museum founded by Mr. Allen with all the same computers.

Image via Paul Allen | via Gizmodo

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