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The Successes of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs

            Today, technology plays a big role in today's society. Every generation has some form of technology; may it be a laptop, desktop, cell phone, ipod, and etcetera. No two men have made greater advances in technology as Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, cofounders of Microsoft and Apple, respectively. These two men revolutionized the world of computers and with their enhancements to technology, changed the way people viewed and used these electronics. Both men, both born in the same year, both started at the same starting point but with two totally different attitudes and uprisings. Although both men conquered the same thing, the road to get there was a troubling one. .
             Bill Gates born and raised in Seattle, Washington, was the second child. His father was a lawyer and his mother was a teacher. He was an extremely gifted and talented child that did well in all subjects but excelled in mathematics. At the age of thirteen his parent felt that he wasn't being challenged enough, thus being put into a private school. Lakeside School acquired a computer terminal and that's where he became fascinated. There at the school, he wrote a tic-tac-toe program in basic computer language that allowed users to play against the computer. Lakeside is where he found his future business partner and best friend Paul Allen. Bill Gates went into business with his friend, at the age of 15, developing "Traf-o-data", a computer program that monitored traffic patterns in Seattle. Bill graduated from Lakeside in 1973 scoring a 1590 out of 1600 on his SAT's, something that he boasted about introducing himself to others.
             In contrast to Bill Gates, Steve Jobs had a totally different uprising. Steve Jobs was given up for adoption by his mother, an unwed graduate student, and his father, a native Syrian mathematics professor, to Paul and Clara Jobs. His biological mother wanted was for him to be well educated. Before the fourth grade, Steve was a challenging child until he met a specific teacher names Imogene Hill.

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