October 7, 2008

Bill Gates’ Personal Easter Eggs in 8 Bit BASIC

If you type ââ¬ÅWAIT6502,1ââ¬Â³ into a Commodore PET with BASIC V2 (1979), it will show the string ââ¬ÅMICROSOFT!ââ¬Â at the top left corner of the screen. Legend has it Bill Gates himself inserted this easter egg ââ¬Åafter he had had an argument with Commodore founder Jack Tramielââ¬Â, ââ¬Åjust in case Commodore ever tried to claim that the code wasnââ¬â¢t from Microsoftââ¬Â.

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