The business cards mentioned William H. Gates (Bill Gates) as President and Paul G. Allen as Vice President of Microsoft. Little did they know in 1976 that Microsoft would be one of the largest technology companies in the world and also the most influential.
These business cards come from Microsoft’s first office, which was leased in 1976. They’re funky too. https://t.co/jCEOEWaabK
– Microsoft (@Microsoft) 1617897820000
Microsoft’s first office was at 819 Two Park Central Tower in Albuquerque. The landline number of the two founders is given on the business cards. Interestingly, they shared the phone number (505) 256-3600. In the first few days, the Microsoft logo looked very different than it does today.
In 2012, Microsoft changed its logo for the first time in 25 years. The new logo was inspired by the Windows operating system. Compared to the previous emblem, which only bore the company’s name, this new logo has “Microsoft” written in Segoe script on the right and a square with four tiles reminiscent of the Metro user interface on the left. This change in logo after so long was focused on delivering a consistent user experience across all devices.