Bill Gates

Discussion in 'Computers and The Internet' started by NEMISIS, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. NEMISIS

    NEMISIS GONE

    Did you know.?

    Bill Gates' first business was Traff-O-Data, a company that created machines which recorded the number of cars passing a given point on a road.
     
  2. NEMISIS

    NEMISIS GONE

    Also,
    outside the USA, Ireland is the largest software producing company in the world.
     
  3. NEMISIS

    NEMISIS GONE

    A chip of silicon a quarter-inch square has the capacity of the original 1949 ENIAC computer, which occupied a city block.
     
  4. NEMISIS

    NEMISIS GONE

    ENIAC, the first electronic computer, appeared 50 years ago. The original ENIAC was about 80 feet long, weighed 30 tons and had 17,000 tubes. By comparison, a desktop computer today can store a million times more information than an ENIAC, and 50,000 times faster.
     
  5. imagine if we had computers that large now with our current day hardware/software.. MM!
     
  6. NEMISIS

    NEMISIS GONE

    only a matter of time.
    NANO TECHNOLOGY is the key of the future.
     
  7. Orsino2

    Orsino2 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Beautiful, I'm just craving to inject computers into me. :)
     
  8. YankNBurn

    YankNBurn Owner

    Oh man I need to try to dig into the archives of my computer group I belong too but it was an old ad that showed this huge thing on the background and said "This is a simulation of a home computer in 2005" "We know the technology is not here today but we feel it shall be by then" Hell this thing was the size of a master bedroom!
     
  9. Trotsky311

    Trotsky311 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    I hope it's not this picture:
    [​IMG]

    cause that's a photoshop. seriously, a steering wheel? it's the inside of a nuclear sub or something.

    http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/computer.asp
     
  10. balko

    balko Member

    Did you know Bill Gates stole the whole idea for Windows? Yep, from a 'friend' at that time.
     
  11. NEMISIS

    NEMISIS GONE

    I did not know that
     
  12. balko

    balko Member

    Now you do. Either it was DOS that he stole or it was the Window coding...
     
  13. Soulless||Chaos

    Soulless||Chaos SelfInducedExistence

    From what I understand, he bought DOS, and stole the windows gui idea from Apple, who got it from Xerox. Or something of that nature. :rolleyes:
     
  14. hes who made the money, thats what matters. he also made up qbasic with some other dude in '75
     
  15. balko

    balko Member

    Yeah, and he did it as a true American. Lying and stealing, it seems to be what this place is founded on...
     

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