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Bill Gates on my doorstep

As I’m writing these lines Bill Gates is sitting in a church a few hundred meters away. Bill is attending the wedding of Charles Simonyi and a girl from my hometown Gothenburg. Simonyi is one of the main responsible for abominations such as Word and Excel, and also the man behind hungarian notation (are you still using it?).

Regardless of how most of us feel about Windows and Word, imagine for a second how the world of software would be like without these two prominent figures. Would there have been a similar company spewing out bloated software or would the open source trend arrive earlier? Perhaps Apple would have been in Microsoft’s position today, for better or worse.

Skat Simonyi’s boat Skat docked at Packhuskajen.
Tyska kyrkan People waiting outside Tyska kyrkan for the guests to arrive.

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