Bill Gates.

Essay by erickosirisJunior High, 9th grade August 2003

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Imagine you were a high school student in the 1960's and you had a big report due. What would you have done? You would have to get research the old fashion way, books and encyclopedias. This was not easy because getting the recourses was hard. Now a day every one uses computers. If it were not for Bill Gates people would not be able to use personal computers or P.C's today.

"William H. Gates III also known as Bill Gates was born on Oct. 28, 1955. Gates grew up in Seattle with his two sisters" (Bill Gates web site...). Their father William H. Gates II is a Seattle attorney. Their mother, who has passed on, Mary Gates, was a schoolteacher, University of Washington regent, and chairwoman of United Way International. Gates grew up in a wealthy family. Gates attended Public elementary, but got in trouble constantly because he was so a head of the students.

Bill's parents decided Bill should be enrolled to a private Lake Side High School, not knowing this would be a good decision for Bill.

"In 1968 Lake Side was the first school to provide computer time for students. Since computers in 1968 were still large and expensive, the school could not afford to own one. Instead, Lake Side bought time on a computer owned by General Electric" (Bill Gates Comp...). That is when and were Bill got first introduced to computers. Bill in lake side grew very fond of computers, and their, his life would change for ever. Bill and his long time friend Paul Allen worked side by side learning about the computers.

The computers of today would be nothing if it was not for Bill Gates and his school friend Paul Allen. There would be big and bulky computer too expensive to...