Gates photo — the mystery deepens
That fetching photograph of Bill Gates continues to intrigue people. It was allegedly published in an 1983 edition of Teenbeat magazine. But if so why — asks the eagle-eyed Karlin Lillington — is there a Macintosh clearly visible behind Bill? (The Mac wasn’t released until January 1984.) Presumably the photograph dates from ’84, not ’83.
Update: Mystery solved. The wonderful Urban Legends site says: “These images are actually publicity photos taken of the then 30-year-old Bill Gates coincident with the initial release of Microsoft Windows in 1985. The Corbis photo archive identifies their depiction thusly: ‘Bill Gates, CEO of Microsoft, reclines on his desk in his office soon after the release of Windows 1.0. 1985 Bellevue, Washington, USA.'”
Hmmm… Not sure about “thusly”. But thanks to Colm MacCarthaigh for the link. (And to AA for spotting the mispelling of ‘presumably’!)