Bill Gates is about to separate himself from Microsoft, not really, and CNET News got a few high-techies to offer their fave memories of the man married to St. Monica Catholic School and Ursuline Academy's bestest grad. Among the chosen people: Steve Jobs, Michael Dell and Mark Cuban, who recounts this one time, a long time ago, I remember it like it happened yesterday ...
"Back in the 1980s, Comdex was not just an industry confab, it was the ultimate party. I was dancing at one of the many events with a couple of girls who were clearly out of my league. All of a sudden, one of their friends comes over to us and tells me they are leaving to go to party with some guy named Bill Gates because he was worth, like, $60m."
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