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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