Ok, maybe I was inspired by the commercial on the Oscars tonight with Steve Wozniak, so please forgive me. Before I wax an opinion here, I'll start by establishing my street cred. I got my first Vic20 in 1982. I wrote a video game and an article that COMPUTE! magazine paid me $175 dollars for. I don't know if they ever actually published the article, though. But I do have a copy of the check. I was 14. Plus, in those days, to get an extra few kilobytes of memory you had to buy a "cartridge" for 30 bucks. Me and a friend actually breadboarded a memory unit of the same capacity for about 6 dollars, and consolidated it on a photoetched board we let sit in the sun on the roof of the apartment complex. I planned on making a business out of this but it didn't work out. In any case, as a child of the 80's computer revolution, I just wanted to say that I don't think that Bill Gates and Paul Allen contributed anything significant to that revolution. They were just a couple of average Joes that were at the right place at the right time, and had the benefit that Bill's dad was a high powered lawyer. Contrast this with the Steve Jobs and Wozniak story. Wozniak was a true polymath, I think it's arguable that he really set the mode of the revolution. Jobs' legacy is well documented. I personally use Windows based systems because they are cheaper and the community development is much stronger on that platform, but you could have taken any Jim, Joe or Harry and done what Microsoft did. I think those guys are secretly ashamed of the billions they've illegitimately made.