Home Page: Bill Gates, BDLC, and Visual Studio Express

Kudos to Jacqueline for getting the Beginner Developer Learning Center and Visual Studio Express on the home page of Screenshot below 🙂

Comments (6)

  1. Nic Wise says:

    Wow. I think this is about the single BEST ad I’ve seen on

    It’s simple, it conveys EXACTLY what it’s ment to, and frankly, everyone knows who BillG is…. and can recognise him, even 30+ years ago.

    Bravo. Very nice change.

  2. daryllmc says:


    Brilliant…flat out BRILLIANT! 🙂

  3. Garry Trinder says:

    T.h.a.t i.s B.i.l.l G.a.t.e.s?



  4. Isaac says:

    That’s the most ingenious ad MS has done.  You know… had Live pulled this off you wouldn’t be living under such fiasco now.

    Even John Wilcox, the most critical MS writer, praised this:

  5. Ignacio says:

    Saw it yesterday and immediately thought of you and Express. It is also good in that BillG is a great computer programmer (there’s extensive proof to that).

    But back then there were only paper tapes, weren’t they. No intellisense whatsoever!

  6. Steve says:

    It’s just Basic….

    Cool, the man is just a human like the rest of us.