Bill Gatesへの1993年インタビュー記録(Bill Gates関連のダウンロード可能なWEB上の資料)
インタビューアー:David Allison(当時の所属 Division of Computers, Information, & Society, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution)
場所: Microsoft Corporation, Bellevue, Washington

  1. Family Background
  2. School Experiences
  3. Importance of Extra Curricular Activities
  4. Experiences with the PDP-10
  5. Creating Traf-O-Data
  6. Using an 8008 Processor
  7. Working for TRW
  8. Importance of the Microprocessor
    As early as 1971, Paul and I had talked about the microprocessor. And it was really his insight that because of semi-conductor improvements, things would just keep getting better. I said to him, “Oh, exponential phenomena is pretty rare, pretty dramatic. Are you serious about this? Because this means, in effect, we can think of computing as free.” It is a gross exaggeration, but it is probably the easiest way to understand what it means to cut cost like that. And Paul was quite convinced of that. So I would sort of say to Paul, “Well, you know what that means?” And he’d say, “Yeah, that is what it means.” It is kind of fun to know this, and think, gosh, how are companies going to react, how are they going to respond to something that phenomenal? The early days were very slow moving, though. By the time I went to Harvard, all there was was the 8008 chip. And the 8080 was just coming out, which was the first good general purpose microprocessor chip that Intel was coming out with.
  9. College Plans
  10. Discovery of Altair
  11. Writing an Altair Basic
  12. Testing the Basic
  13. Joining the PC Revolution
  14. Expanding Customers Beyond MITS
  15. Microsoft as a Separate Company
  16. Running Basic on an Altair
  17. The IMSAI Computer
  18. The People who formed Microsoft
  19. Early Microsoft Culture
  20. Basic for Other Early PC’s
  21. What Distinguished Microsoft Basic
  22. Running Microsoft Multiplan
  23. Defining Microsoft Corporate Strategy
  24. Move to the Business Market
  25. Keeping up with the Industry
  26. Growth of Microsoft
  27. Character of People Recruited
  28. The Move to Seattle
  29. The ‘Microsoft Way’
  30. Early Failures–and Lessons
  31. Relations with Paul Allen and Steve Ballmer
  32. Mazuhiko Nishi
  33. Vision for Spread of Personal Computers
  34. Keeping up with the Comptetition
  35. The TRS-80 Model 100
  36. End of First Phase of PC History
  37. The Altair Basic Paper Tape
  38. Holding the Beginning of Microsoft in his Hands
  39. Advent of the IBM-PC
  40. IBM-PC Design and Development Issues
  41. Switch from CP/M to DOS
  42. Features of Microsoft DOS
  43. Development of Microsoft Word
  44. Microsoft and the Mouse
  45. IBM-PC Compatible Explosion
  46. Relationship Between Microsoft and Apple
  47. Builing the Corporate Campus
  48. Going Public
  49. Microsoft’s Growth
  50. A Changing Culture
  51. The Business of the AT
  52. Continuing Business Expansion
  53. Challenges of the Windows Interface
  54. Moving to the 386
  55. Battle Between OS/2 and Windows
  56. Growing Windows
  57. Responding to Networks
  58. Pushing Towards Multimedia
  59. Directions of Windows NT
  60. Workgroup Computing
  61. Computers and Societal Transformation
  62. The Future of Computing
  63. Scary Developments
  64. New Corporate Branches
  65. Closing Thoughts