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13 Year Old Bill Gates

8. december 2007

Bill Gates watches his friend and future Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen typing on a teletype terminal at the Lakeside School in Seattle in 1968.

I found this photo which was apparently originally published by Time Magazine. Bill Gates was born in 1955 and grew up in Seattle - his family was wealthy, he excelled in elementary school (particularly in mathematics and the sciences). At thirteen he enrolled in the Lakeside School, Seattle's most exclusive preparatory school - this is where the photo has been taken.

Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates later on, was born in 1953. They used Lakeside's teletype terminal to develop their programming skills on several time-sharing computer systems