|Author/Contributor(s):||McIntosh, I B|
|Publisher:||Arsenal Pulp Press|
"Microman" is a book about the cult of personality surrounding the world's richest man?Bill Gates. Bill Gates, chairman and CEO of Microsoft, is richer than royalty. How did such a shy, unassuming guy with glasses attain so much wealth and power? This question and others are answered in "Microman," a collection of quotations, statistics, and anecdotes about the Man from Redmond, Washington. Just over ten years ago, relatively little was known about Gates. Even when he became an overnight millionaire in 1986 people shrugged him off as another "techie." But today, a cult of personality has developed around the man who has shaped our future. Who is Bill Gates? What is it like to have so much money? What would you do with it? What would life be like if you were Bill Gates? "Microman" shows you Bill's world through your own eyes: how your parents were worried because you were "different" (perhaps because at the age of five you signed an agreement with your sister allowing you unlimited access to her baseball mitt in exchange for five dollars); how you dropped out of Harvard in your junior year and moved to New Mexico, where you founded a company called Micro-Soft; and how you are now so rich, if you wanted to spend your entire fortune in eleven years, you would have to spend $145 for every second of every hour of every day. "Microman" is full of notions, proposals, and suggestions on how life would be different if you were Bill Gates instead of the ordinary, broke chump that you are. This irreverent book is a primer for would-be self-starters and a cautionary tonic for corporate conspiracy theorists. In the world of Bill Gates, bigger may be better, but "Micro" is best.