Geeky Picture of Microsoft Personnel in 1978-Truth!
Geeky Picture of Microsoft Personnel in 1978-Truth!Summary of eRumor: The email includes a picture of 11 people who look like a band of hippies and who are said to be Bill Gates, Paul Allen, and other Microsoft luminaries in 1978 when Microsoft was in its infancy. The eRumor also asks "Would you have invested?" The Truth: The eRumor is true. The picture is posted on Bill Gates' bio page on the Microsoft site and was taken on December 7, 1978. It was taken in Albuquerque, New Mexico before the company moved to California.
The top row is Steve Wood, Bob Wallace, Jim Lane. Middle row: Bob O'Rear, Bob Greenberg, Marc McDonald, Gordon Letwin. Bottom row: Bill Gates, Andrea Lewis, Marla Wood, Paul Allen. It goes without saying that if you had invested in Microsoft at that time, you'd be among the company of people who became rich as a result.