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Bill Gates Geek Photo Spread from 1983 [UPDATED]

Bill Gates Geek Photo Spread from 1983 [UPDATED]

by , 4:45 PM EST, January 17th, 2005

For those who haven't quite seen everything, and need just a little more to make their life complete, we bring you a quick note about some pics of Bill Gates from1983. The Monkey Methods blog has posted two images it characterizes as "Teen Beat" photo shoot that Mr. Gates underwent in 1983.


Click the thumbnail to visit the
Monkey Methods blog for the full size pics.

[Update: Note the Mac protoype in the background on Mr. Gates' desk, right next to the PC/AT.]

To be completely fair, everyone looked like a dork in 1983, a year that in terms of fashion couldn't decide if it was still in the 70s or bringing a new decade of fashion foibles. Indeed, Steve Jobs himself was known to wear a bow tie or two during this era...


Nice bow tie, sir.

...and the following picture is of the original Mac team, sans Mr. Jobs.


The original Mac development team
Click the thumbnail to see the full Newsweek spread from 1984

Visit Monkey Methods for the full sized images, both of them, of Mr. Gates's exciting photo spread. We originally found the link at BoingBoing.net.

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