Bill Gates, circa 1989

Published: March 26th, 2008

By: IT News Blog

The members of the Computer Science Club at the University of Waterloo have posted a recently digitized speech Microsoft founder Bill Gates gave in 1989, where he touches on topics from MS-DOS and OS/2, the role of Xerox in GUI development, diskette-based software and compact discs.

The recently unearthed speech has generated some discussion in the blogsphere. Christophe de Dinechin raises some issues with the gospel according to Bill, while Richi Jennings wishes Bill had followed some of his own advice over the intervening years. Andareed addresses the 640k memory barrier, while hey! adds some historical insight.

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