Bill Gates Research Paper

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English 1 Honors
28 May 2013
Word Count: 985 Building a Billion Dollar Empire “People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters,”Bill Gates. The world’s youngest billionaire is the hard working, intelligent Bill Gates. This man independently started his own computer company and built it up to a 230 billion dollar empire. Bill Gates changed the way the world uses computers by building his company, Microsoft, from the ground up,
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“Microsoft has spent its first 15 years blazing the trail to the personal computer. Its intent was to make the PC available and accessible to everyone” (Strother 84). Bill Gates dream since he was in college was to have a computer available to everyone in their home. Originally his idea seemed silly to his friends, the thought that uneducated ordinary people without special training in computers would have access to one in their home, but to Gates it was a very real possibility. His dreams are the reason that computers are now available at low prices and are easy to use and understand. Gates wanted this dream to become a reality so people could have easier access to information and to push the limits of technology further. Due to the nonstop efforts of Bill Gates and his co workers computers are available in the majority of homes and also in libraries and other public places like hotels and internet cafes. Making computers accessible to the general public has made Gates a well liked man around the world. Bill Gates is a very well respected man to almost everyone in the world. His hard work and dedication to building his company without having it handed to him has gained him respect from many. Although throughout the years there have been times when Bill Gates has appeared rude and arrogant for example in 1998 his company lost a legal battle over Microsoft having monopoly over computers which lost