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One of my favorite movies growing up was Pirates of Silicon Valley (excellent movie, even today) and they portrayed that scene exactly the same as Gates recalled it.

Paul himself told that story in his autobiography, "The Idea Man" [1], in colorful details. The first half of the book is full of anecdotes of those early days, the relationship with Bill Gates, and the beginnings of Microsoft. It's a great read.

Really sad he went so soon; RIP.

[1] https://www.amazon.com/Idea-Man-Memoir-Cofounder-Microsoft/d...

Not exactly (Gates was in bed, Allen chucks him the magazine), but the feeling was portrayed fantastically.

except if my memory serves, it was Paul who was sleeping in a pile of dirty socks and Bill barged into the room saying that. Then the scene cuts to New Mexico

Bill was waking up from a hangover due to the previous night. He awakes to Paul waving the magazine saying, Bill! Bill!


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