billgatesforpresiden writes "There's an article at NewsForge about a recently recovered talk that Bill Gates gave back in 1989. He covers many other topics, including OS/2, software piracy, the history of the software industry, and his role at Microsoft. In particular, Gates talks about how in 1981, he thought that 640k would be good enough for at least 10 years. Do we finally have proof of Gates' "640k ought to be enough for anybody" quote?"
Holden Karau writes "NewsForge has an article on a recently recovered talk Bill Gates gave back in 1989 to the University of Waterloo. Among other things, Bill talks about how in 1981, he thought that 640k would be ok for at least 10 years. Is this the source of the oft quoted Gates quote on 640k? He also covers lots of other topics, including OS/2, software piracy, the history of the software industry, and his role at Microsoft."
alumctdalek writes "I found an interesting talk by Bill Gates from 1989 (available in FLAC, MP3, WAV, and OGG). Gates talks about how he first started Microsoft and his day as a developer. He goes on to discuss what his vision for the future of Microsoft is. The most interesting thing he talks about is how he thought that in 1981 640k should have been ok for 10 years, when in fact it was only ok for about 6 years. Perhaps this is where this infamous quote by Bill Gates came from: "640K ought to be enough for anybody.""
bc90021 writes "Frances E. Allen, 75, was honored for her work at IBM Corp. on techniques for optimizing the performance of compilers. It's well deserved, and she's the first woman to receive it in the 40 years of the award's history."