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Flashback: Young Bill Gates, Steve Jobs Play 1983 Mac Dating Game (Video)


Before they were mortal enemies, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were just two big dorks who really liked computers, and each other! Of course, the video (check it out after the break) also predates that whole Windows thing by about seven years.

This bizarre dating show, taken from an Apple Event in 1983, features a bunch of software guys in '80s-era-preppy khakis and polo shirts answering questions about how they view Apple and its relationship with the computer company, all in the style of 'The Dating Game.' Interestingly, all the non-Gates answers are cut.

The whole thing is awkward, slightly embarrassing, and features Bill Gates primping and preening in hopes that Steve Jobs will pick him -- we don't see that happening again anytime soon. Check out the video above in all it's '80s geek glory. And, for more images of these moguls when they were slick young things, check out the gallery below. [From: BuzzFeed]

Jobs and Gates, When They Were Young

    Can you recognize Bill Gates in this Microsoft company photo from 1978?

    Gates and Wozniak show off the Apple I in 1976.

    Bill Gates Strikes a Pose for 'Teen Beat' Photospread in 1983...Meow!

    Steve Wozniak, left, and Steve Jobs hard at work at Apple in the early 1980s.

    A dapper Steve Jobs with the groundbreaking Mac Classic computer in the 1980s.

    This famous mugshot shows a young Bill Gates after getting caught for speeding outside Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1977.


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