Did you know that Bill Gates hacked his high school computers so that he could sit with girls
It may be shocking to know that Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and a computer genius, was always not that great when it comes to talking to girls. This weekend when the world’s richest man appeared on BBC Radio 4’s long-running “Desert Island Discs” show, Gates disclosed that when he was in high school, he and fellow Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen would hack into his school’s scheduling software and fix it to ensure that Gates was the only boy in classes of girls which in turn would increase his chances of getting a date.
“Paul did the computer scheduling with me,” Gates said. “Unfortunately for him he was two years ahead of me and he was off to college by then. So I was the one who benefited by being able to have the nice girls at least sit near me. It wasn’t that I could talk to them or anything — but they were there. I think I was particularly inept at talking to girls, or thinking, ‘OK — do you ask them out, do you not?’ When I went off to Harvard I was a little bit more sociable. But I was below average on talking to girls.”