You may or may not have fond memories of the eighties, or none at all. Whether you remember Bob Marley and John Lennon passing away, the launch of MTV or punk rock and dodgy hair perms, what you might not remember is what Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were up to.
In the early 1980s, Steve Jobs was one of the first to envision the use of a mouse driven GUI which led to the creation of the Macintosh. In 1982 Jobs was single. “All you needed was a cup of tea, a light, and your stereo, you know, and that’s what I had,” said Jobs and photographer Diana Wakercaptured this exact moment:
Conversely, Bill Gates was hired by IBM in the early ’80s to create an operating system for a new PC. Gates went on to create MSDOS and eventually introduce the first version of Windows in 1985, priced at $100. Instead of sitting in a dark room with a cup of tea and a light, Gates was pictured sprawled all over a Windows 1.0 PC.
Of course if they weren’t busy building PCs or software then they were playing the Macintosh software dating game, yikes. Who’s more successful though and does a picture speak a thousand words?