October 7, 2008
Bill Gatesâ€™ Personal Easter Eggs in 8 Bit BASIC
If you type Ã¢â¬ÅWAIT6502,1Ã¢â¬Â³ into a Commodore PET with BASIC V2 (1979), it will show the string Ã¢â¬ÅMICROSOFT!Ã¢â¬Â at the top left corner of the screen. Legend has it Bill Gates himself inserted this easter egg Ã¢â¬Åafter he had had an argument with Commodore founder Jack TramielÃ¢â¬Â, Ã¢â¬Åjust in case Commodore ever tried to claim that the code wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t from MicrosoftÃ¢â¬Â.
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