Bill Gates' affect on our lifePaper Rating: Word Count: 993 Approx Pages: 4
Bill Gates' Affect on our Lives
There is one turning point that happened within the last forty years that the average person has over looked. The turning point I'm talking about is the beginning of the computer era. It's amazing how much computers have affected our lives. Everyday we come in contact with something that is either computerized or is a computer itself. Believe it or not Bill Gates probably had something to do with it. He designed the operating systems that our personal computers use today. Bill Gates has revolutionized the computer industry and has changed our lives forever.
Bill Gates experienced a relatively normal childhood, growing up with two sisters and attending a public school until seventh grade (Gates 1). William H. Gates II, Bill's father, is an Attorney in Seattle (MS 1). Mary Gates was a schoolteacher, a board member at the University of Washington, and chairwoman of United Way International (MS 1).
At the age of thirteen Bill's parents decided to enroll him into the private Lakeside school for seventh grade (Gates 2). That year Lakeside bought a Teletype computer, which intrigued him into the computer field (Gates 2). This was all going on in 1968 which at that tim