My Role Model Bill Gates Essays
“I mean it’s bizarre,” says David Kirkpatrick, the author of the canonical history of Facebook, and one of a handful of people who have spent many hours talking to both Gates and Zuckerberg.“There are astonishing similarities.”The historical parallels between the two men are so strong as to be uncanny—possibly even predictive.Did he actually think that the idea that fake news was affecting elections was “crazy”? So what do they talk about these days, Gates and Zuckerberg?
Two-and-a-half years later the judge ordered the company broken up.
That same year the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division started pursing Microsoft in earnest with the goal of breaking up what was, to most observers, an obvious monopoly.
That case, , was finally put to bed in 2004—the same summer that Zuckerberg came to Silicon Valley to turn his dorm room project into a real company.
Because Facebook today, in the wake of its historic stock plunge and a rising chorus of calls for the company to be regulated or even broken into pieces, looks a lot like Microsoft, 20 years ago.
A quick review of the past, through the eyes of the future: Bill Gates was 28 when Zuckerberg was born, and became the richest man in the world when Zuckerberg turned 10.