Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
Hop To
#3727257 - 01/29/13 08:52 PM Microsoft Leadership Photo - 1978  
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 113,885
PanzerMeyer Offline
Pro-Consul of Florida
PanzerMeyer  Offline
Pro-Consul of Florida
King Crimson - SimHQ's Top Poster

Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 113,885
Miami, FL USA
Fascinating photo here.

All I can say is that I'm glad I wasn't an adult during the 70's. Just look at that hair.

http://www.retronaut.com/2012/10/microsoft-staff-photo-december-7th-1978/


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
Inline advert (2nd and 3rd post)

#3727266 - 01/29/13 08:59 PM Re: Microsoft Leadership Photo - 1978 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 11,575
Desert Eagle Offline
Master of the Weird
Desert Eagle  Offline
Master of the Weird
Veteran

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 11,575
Portugal


2010-oo All Your rights belong to Me

By reading this You acknowledge that Your body and soul, including all your worldly possessions, are now property of this poster. Any unauthorized use of them will be punished.
#3727268 - 01/29/13 09:01 PM Re: Microsoft Leadership Photo - 1978 [Re: Desert Eagle]  
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 113,885
PanzerMeyer Offline
Pro-Consul of Florida
PanzerMeyer  Offline
Pro-Consul of Florida
King Crimson - SimHQ's Top Poster

Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 113,885
Miami, FL USA
Originally Posted By: Desert Eagle
Holy cow. Nice find DE!


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#3727275 - 01/29/13 09:10 PM Re: Microsoft Leadership Photo - 1978 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 11,575
Desert Eagle Offline
Master of the Weird
Desert Eagle  Offline
Master of the Weird
Veteran

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 11,575
Portugal
Snopes has an article on the 1978 picture and the new one.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/people/microsoft.asp


2010-oo All Your rights belong to Me

By reading this You acknowledge that Your body and soul, including all your worldly possessions, are now property of this poster. Any unauthorized use of them will be punished.
#3727286 - 01/29/13 09:42 PM Re: Microsoft Leadership Photo - 1978 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 20,831
Stormtrooper Offline
Stormtrooper  Offline

Lifer

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 20,831
Some cool photos there.

I like this set
http://www.retronaut.com/2012/12/uss-arizona/

#3727328 - 01/29/13 10:49 PM Re: Microsoft Leadership Photo - 1978 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 5,836
WangoTango Offline
Hotshot
WangoTango  Offline
Hotshot

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 5,836
Ontario, Canada
Amazing how crap loads of money can improve your smile eh ?


AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor 4.02 GHz / ASUS ROG Strix B450F MB / 32GB DDR4 Ram / Gigabyte RTX 2080 Ti 11GB / Cooler Master V850 Gold V2 PSU / VKB Gladiator-K - SCG Premium
#3727394 - 01/29/13 11:56 PM Re: Microsoft Leadership Photo - 1978 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 6,396
VonBarb. Offline
Earth-bound misfit
VonBarb.  Offline
Earth-bound misfit
Hotshot

Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 6,396
The Dust,Pandora
Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Fascinating photo here.

All I can say is that I'm glad I wasn't an adult during the 70's. Just look at that hair.

http://www.retronaut.com/2012/10/microsoft-staff-photo-december-7th-1978/


And those amazing facial hair styles ! Guy on the top left may have the most ridiculous haircut on the picture, but the awesome sideburns steal the show.

I long for that time when real men wore facial hair and hats. Bring back the connecting mutton chops and bowler hats !

Cheers

Nico


"Et s'il ne pleure personne, que Dieu nous le pardonne "

ArmA2/OA - RoF - FSX

ASUS P8P67 Pro Motherboard - Intel i5 2500K @ 3.3Ghz - 8Gb G-Skill DDR3 1866Mhz - Gainward GTX660 Ti Phantom II - Win7 Ultimate 64bits - Saitek av8r
#3727517 - 01/30/13 04:44 AM Re: Microsoft Leadership Photo - 1978 [Re: Stormtrooper]  
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 113,885
PanzerMeyer Offline
Pro-Consul of Florida
PanzerMeyer  Offline
Pro-Consul of Florida
King Crimson - SimHQ's Top Poster

Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 113,885
Miami, FL USA
Originally Posted By: Stormtrooper
Some cool photos there.

I like this set
http://www.retronaut.com/2012/12/uss-arizona/
Retronaut is a fascinating website. I visit it quite often.


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#3727553 - 01/30/13 07:20 AM Re: Microsoft Leadership Photo - 1978 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 10,089
Snap Offline
Veteran
Snap  Offline
Veteran

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 10,089

#3727608 - 01/30/13 12:33 PM Re: Microsoft Leadership Photo - 1978 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 5,532
Alicatt Offline
Hotshot
Alicatt  Offline
Hotshot

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 5,532
Ice Cold in Alex or Eating in ...
I still think the young Bill Gates looks like Alfred E. Newman from MAD smile
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/19/Mad30.jpg


Chlanna nan con thigibh a so's gheibh sibh feoil
Sons of the hound come here and get flesh
Clan Cameron
#3727612 - 01/30/13 12:41 PM Re: Microsoft Leadership Photo - 1978 [Re: ]  
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 113,885
PanzerMeyer Offline
Pro-Consul of Florida
PanzerMeyer  Offline
Pro-Consul of Florida
King Crimson - SimHQ's Top Poster

Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 113,885
Miami, FL USA
Originally Posted By: Troll
Take a look at the before and after photos...
What strikes me is that in the before photo, they look more like individuals, and in the after photo they are all looking more or less like clones.
Maybe it's a sign o' the times?

I think that's simply the result of being older and being in the business world for so long. I don't think it's due to any universal social trend.


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#3727614 - 01/30/13 12:47 PM Re: Microsoft Leadership Photo - 1978 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 12,931
No105_Archie Online tunes
No105_Archie  Online Tunes

Veteran

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 12,931
N. Atlantic east of Canada
I had that hair biggrin

We have the 7os picture posted here in the IT Dept


Archie Smythe

carpe diem
#3727656 - 01/30/13 02:44 PM Re: Microsoft Leadership Photo - 1978 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 9,156
Destructis Offline
Hotshot
Destructis  Offline
Hotshot

Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 9,156
Anne Arundel County, MD
I was 18 in 1978. I had the hair, and God forgive me, the clothes too.


Life is tough. Life is tougher when you are stupid. - John Wayne
#3727771 - 01/30/13 07:01 PM Re: Microsoft Leadership Photo - 1978 [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 10,790
Weasel_Keeper Offline
SimHQ Forums Manager
Weasel_Keeper  Offline
SimHQ Forums Manager
Veteran

Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 10,790
Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
I have an uncle who worked for MS a little later, in the early 80s I think. I believe he wrote a fax program for the original Windows. He had that hair and style too, and now he still has the hair just not the facial hair. He still wears a fairly long pony tail and lives in Seattle, but he can do what he wants since he's worked for IBM, MS, AOL (Rhapsody was his baby), and is now one of the lead IT at Amazon.com. I really should go visit him some day. smile


"Cave Putorium!"
SoWW #2485
Beware the Weasel

Moderated by  RacerGT 

Quick Search
Recent Articles
Support SimHQ

If you shop on Amazon use this Amazon link to support SimHQ
.
Social


Recent Topics
The cost of Epic free games
by Blade_RJ. 05/06/21 08:28 PM
That mettalic smell you feel is actually yours !
by Blade_RJ. 05/06/21 05:15 PM
Shiny American Rocket, cheaper by the dozen
by Nixer. 05/06/21 12:48 AM
House of the Dragon
by PanzerMeyer. 05/05/21 05:45 PM
Some funny Facebook observations
by PanzerMeyer. 05/05/21 11:53 AM
Chinese Rocket
by carrick58. 05/05/21 12:26 AM
Hope everyone is having a good day
by oldgrognard. 05/04/21 02:09 PM
A long strange trip it's been
by rwatson. 05/03/21 04:31 PM
Remember when???
by Bill_Grant. 05/02/21 02:15 PM
Copyright 1997-2016, SimHQ Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0