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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's pop artifact stash now heads to a museum

Colin Bull 1

A I understand it - Gates and Allen were 50/50 originally. Allen was doing something else on the side, so Gates "suggested" they reduce Allen's share to 60/40 or something because Gates would screw any one he could. When Bullmer came along he was from the same mould as Gates and they tried to concoct a deal that reduced Allen's shares even less. Allen overheard the discussion and said FU, I am off.

I believed Allen was the better programmer, but I do not know where I got that from.

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