Microsoft: Where are they now?


In 1978 a group of hippie college students left Albuquerque, NM for Seattle, WA. This ragtag group would become the core of a multinational multibillion company.

Image: Microsoft

Which company? Microsoft!

This iconic photo is still on display at the Microsoft campus where it is the star of many photos taken by fans, interns, and tourists alike. The result of winning a radio call-in contest, this photo represents many things to many people, but who are the subjects and where are they now?

We all know that Bill Gates (can you tell which one he is in the photo) has retired and moved his interests into philanthropy, but do we really know what happened to the remainder of the ragtag hippies? Business Insider does! They’ve tracked everyone down and have a very nice story, WHERE ARE THEY NOW?, which includes updated pictures and some interesting tidbits of info that I’m sure you’ll find entertaining!

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Executive Editor/Owner/Admin of Daves Computer Tips and all-around good guy – Dave’s interest in computers began in the early 1980’s during the Apple II era. In the early 1990’s the PC began to replace proprietary and mainframe devices in Dave’s industry so he began to learn and experiment with the PC. Through DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and now Windows 10. Dave became the “go to” guy for friends, family, and coworkers with computer problems. Daves Computer Tips was born in 2006 in an effort to share these experiences with others in an easy to understand, plain English, form.