Bill Gates and Paul Allen Reunite and Recreate Classic 1981 Microsoft Photo

GatesAllen Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen recreate an iconic 1981 shot of the pair posing among vintage computers. Taken April 2, 2013 at the Living Computer Museum in Seattle. Credit: Courtesy of the Living Computer Museum.

In the far corner of Paul Allen’s Living Computer Museum in Seattle hangs a blown up photo of the tech billionaire with his Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates when the two were still boy wonders, at 26 and 28 respectively, in 1981.

In the black and white photo, baby-faced Gates and bearded Allen pose with the technology of the time: early desktop computers. That was the year the duo launched Microsoft's operating system, MS-DOS, at the time running on IBM personal computers.

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