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Submission + - Who Have You Encountered?

sitarlo writes: I was reminiscing with some friends earlier about experiences involving famous people in the computer industry. I recalled a time in the early 80s when I was at a consumer electronics show, complete with a Topo robot greeting people at the front door, and I wandered into the Apple booth. I was only 12 years old at the time, but I was drooling over the Apple Lisa when this smart looking dude in a bow-tie came up and asked, "what do you think?" I replied, "Commodore has color, is expandable, and this thing costs $10,000". The smart looking guy literally pushed me out of the booth. I didn't know it at the time, but the smart looking guy was an irritated Steve Jobs! Another time I was at a demo of the first version of MS Office, the one that came on 32 floppy disks. After his demo, Bill Gates was reading off raffle tickets to win a boxed copy of Office. He read off some numbers and this smelly, drunken, bum wearing three jackets and two different kinds of boots jumped up and slurred, "Hey! That's me!" He then staggered up to Bill and took his prize, put the box under his coat and dashed out the side exit into the rain. Bill laughed and suggested somebody could catch up to him and get a new copy of Office for the price of a pint of Mad Dog.

So I'd like to know what run-ins or experiences slashdotter's have had around famous industry peeps. I'm sure there are some great stories out there just waiting to be told. Anyone?

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