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Bill Gates says goodbye to Microsoft

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At an employee-only event today at Microsoft’s headquarters, company founder Bill Gates said goodbye to the company he founded in 1975 with his childhood friend Paul Allen.

Wiping away tears, Gates said “there won’t be a day in my life that I’m not thinking about Microsoft and the great things that it’s doing and wanting to help,” as those in attendance gave him a standing ovation.

Gates was joined on stage by Steve Ballmer who told the story of how he almost quit working at Microsoft a month after joining the company, only to be talked into stay by Bill who said “you don’t get it! We’re going to put a computer on every desk and in every home.”

At just 52 years old, Gates will move on to new challenges, focusing on his philanthropic organization, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

[Via Reuters]

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One response

  1. good post, well done Bill I look forward to seeing what is next.

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    June 28, 2008 at 3:35 am