This is a thank you letter to express my appreciation for Bill Gates, philanthropist, creator and chairman of Microsoft, and the picture of success through innovation and creativity. His vision has furthered the advancement of technology and extended the boundaries of what software and machines can do. But more so has directly affected our lives. His life’s work has influenced many people, including myself, and he is an inspirational leader and true entrepreneur I look up to.
Thank you because you flourished in a time of innovation and creative thinking, a time where technology was merely at the brink of its evolution. And you took advantage of that opportunity in order to set the standard for computer hardware and software. For me, it was you who took that monumental first step that led to the numerous technological breakthroughs that followed.
That first step you took ushered in the era of what was called the personal computer revolution that led to even more developments, not only in the realm of technology but information and education as well. As an effect of your innovations, we have become a more enlightened society by having access to a new source of information.
I remember the childlike joy I felt over discovering how simplified the process of learning, and even working on something new became once I got my hands on my personal computer for the first time. And I continue to revel at the speed my children and grandchildren acquire information just by tinkering with their computers today -- something that you helped create.
I’m sending you this thank you letter also because your accomplishments have served as bright signs of the great future ahead of us. You have demonstrated the potential that technology has in improving our lives and because of it I certainly have a brighter outlook on the years to come.
Thanks also for being one of the living proofs that success can be attained through hard work, perseverance, and taking chances. Making that risk to leave Harvard to start your own computer software company may not have been easy to do but you jumped in, confident in your own determination and talent that you would succeed. Your story continues to resonate in my mind and the minds and hearts of many young dreamers today, giving us the drive to persevere in attaining our goals.
I hope you accept this thank you letter of mine. There is no doubt that you have inspired many, like myself, and I believe you will continue to move the world in the many years to come.