The Founders’ List: Bill Gates’s internal Microsoft Memo “The Internet Tidal Wave” (Famous Memos)

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This is The Founders’ List – audio versions of essays from technology’s most important leaders, selected by the founder community.

Surfaced during the prolonged Justice Department antitrust action against Microsoft from 1998 to 2001, Bill Gates outlines a strategy internally for Microsoft to not only enter the internet, but to dominate it in his famous ‘Internet Tidal Wave’ memo.

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