Happy 39th Birthday, Microsoft

April 4th, 1975 Microsoft was founded in New Mexico. It's been a good 39 years with a lot of ups and downs. Cool thing that I turn 39 later this year, too. Happy birthday, Microsoft! 

They officially established Microsoft on April 4, 1975, with Gates as the CEO.[12] Allen came up with the original name of "Micro-Soft," the combination of the words microcomputer and software, as recounted in a 1995 Fortune magazine article. In August 1977 the company formed an agreement with ASCII Magazine in Japan, resulting in its first international office, "ASCII Microsoft".[13] The company moved to a new home in Bellevue, Washington in January 1979.[12]