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IT: Quirky facts

* By the age of 17, Bill Gates had sold his first computer programme — a time tabling system for his high school — for US$ 4,200.

india Updated: May 11, 2008 20:02 IST

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By the age of 17, Bill Gates had sold his first computer programme — a time tabling system for his high school — for US$ 4,200.

* Nandan Nilekani and Jairam Ramesh together formed a formidable quiz team at IIT Bombay, much before Nilekani formed the formidable Infosys!

* Prior to Windows ME (confusingly code-named Millennium, which was its actual name), Windows division used the name of the city in which the OS was announced as the code name.

* Many iconic personalities who head leading IT companies are college dropouts: Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.