Computer Nerds: Wozniak, Jobs, Gates, and Allen
A computer nerd is a person uses a computer in order to use one.
Steve Wozniak fell in love with computers and how they worked. He built the first computer, the Apple one. The Apple one formed the basis for the future of Apple Computer, Inc. Steve Wozniak also designed the Apple II, the first ready made computer and one of the most popular ever made. It was a complete computer with keyboard and power supply. After he retired from Apple, Steve returned to the University of California at Berkeley and got his bachelor's degree in Computer Science.
Steve Jobs was the co-founder of Apple Computers. At the age of 25 he was worth over 100 million dollars. He was fascinated by the effects of computers. He was also amazed that a computer could take your ideas and translate them into information. He and Wozniak created the printed circuit board for the Apple I computer.
Bill Gates started programing at the age of 13. When he was a student at Harvard University, he developed BASIC for the first microcomputer, the Altair. Gates believed that there would be a personal computer in every household. Gates and Paul Allen formed Microsoft in 1975. Today Gates is a very important leader in Microsoft.
Paul Allen was also a co-founder of Microsoft. He bought a chip from a store and brought it back to Bill Gates and then they called their friends. They loaded BASIC into the computer and it worked by printing out the memory size. Paul left Microsoft in 1983 after an illness.
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