Kit Steinkellner
April 05, 2015 11:23 am

Happy 40th anniversary, Microsoft! In honor of the big birthday, Bill Gates, co-founder of the company, sent a letter to his employees that really shows just how much Microsoft has accomplished.

“Early on, Paul Allen and I set the goal of a computer on every desk and in every home. It was a bold idea and a lot of people thought we were out of our minds to imagine it was possible. It is amazing to think about how far computing has come since then, and we can all be proud of the role Microsoft played in that revolution.”

Proud as he is of Microsoft’s legacy, as Gates turns his gaze toward the future, he straight-up dazzles us with his vision of tomorrow:

“Today though, I am thinking much more about Microsoft’s future than its past. I believe computing will evolve faster in the next 10 years than it ever has before. We already live in a multi-platform world, and computing will become even more pervasive. We are nearing the point where computers and robots will be able to see, move, and interact naturally, unlocking many new applications and empowering people even more.”

We especially love what Gates has to say about make tech accessible for all:

“In the coming years, Microsoft has the opportunity to reach even more people and organizations around the world. Technology is still out of reach for many people, because it is complex or expensive, or they simply do not have access. So I hope you will think about what you can do to make the power of technology accessible to everyone, to connect people to each other, and make personal computing available everywhere even as the very notion of what a PC delivers makes its way into all devices.”

Happy 40th anniversary, Microsoft! We can’t wait to see all the magic you make over the next forty years!

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