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Summer Writing: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Me

Portrait of American businessman and engineer Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Computer Inc, at the first West Coast Computer Faire, where the Apple II computer was debuted, in Brooks Hall, San Francisco, California, April 16th or 17th, 1977. (Photo by Tom Munnecke/Getty Images)
Three guys born in 1955

In his excellent 2008 book “Outliers:  The Story of Success”, Malcolm Gladwell examined why the year 1955 seemed to spawn so many of the founders of the personal computer industry, including Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and others.  In a nutshell, it is because being born in that year increased the odds that a person would be at a certain point in their lives in the month of January 1975.  That was the month in which a critical event occurred that most people believe was the trigger for the personal computer revolution:  The Continue reading Summer Writing: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Me