Flashback-Microsoft

The year was 1978. When this family photograph was clicked. Do they look familiar?
Lemme take the honor of introducing them to you.


TOP ROW (Left to Right)
Steve Wood : Programmer. Left Microsoft in 1980. Married to Marla Wood. Now runs a telecommunications company.
Bob Wallace :Production manager-designer. Left Microsoft in 1983. Was a psychedelic-drug advocate. Died in 2002.
Jim Lane : Project manager. Left Microsoft in 1985. Now owns his own software company.

MIDDLE ROW (Left to Right)
Bob O'Rear : Chief mathematician. Left Microsoft in 1993. Now a cattle rancher.
Bob Greenberg :Programmer. Left Microsoft in 1981. Helped develop Cabbage Patch dolls for Coleco. Now makes software for golf courses.
Marc McDonald: Programmer. Microsoft's first employee. Left Microsoft in 1984 because it was "too big", then rejoined the company when they bought Design Intelligence, the company he was working for. Has the honor of wearing badge number 00001.
Gordon Letwin: Programmer. Left Microsoft in 1993. Now an environmental philanthropist.

BOTTOM ROW (Left to Right)
Bill Gates : Co-founder. Still Microsoft chairman and chief architect. Now the richest person in the world.
Andrea Lewis: Technical writer. Left Microsoft in 1983. Now a freelance journalist.
Marla Wood: Bookkeeper. Married to Steve Wood. Left Microsoft in 1980, then sued the company for sex discrimination. Now a self-described "professional volunteer".
Paul Allen: Co-founder. Left Microsoft in 1983 but remains a senior strategy advisor to the company. Now sports team owner, space enthusiast, and philanthropist.



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