A classic Microsoft pose, 32 years later

Summary:Bill Gates and Paul Allen reconstruct a photo from Microsoft's early days in 1981.

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Ever see the above photo? It's a classic, of Microsoft co-founders Paul Allen and Bill Gates in 1981, surrounded by then-cutting-edge computers.

This week, the pair came together at the Living Computer Museum in Seattle to recreate the photo with the same computers.

In a tweet -- "So much fun catching up w/ computing pioneers at the #LCMCelebration last night! Here I am with old friend @BillGates" -- Allen revealed the photo yesterday:

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Todd Bishop at GeekWire points out that the photo was taken during "a small gathering of friends, many of them computing and technology pioneers," and that museum staff tracked down the vintage computer models in advance so that the pair could easily recreate the image.

Neat.

Topics: Microsoft

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