Contract programming house for IBM, and primary sustainer of the clone
market. IBM pays MS to write fancy software, then MS tweaks it a
little, slaps the MS logo on it, and sells it to all the clone folks
so they can keep competing with IBM. There is no truth to the rumour
that former Mafioso procure the IBM contracts for MS. All products are
given generic names (Word, Project, Works, Windows, etc.) to (a)
confuse everybody unless (b) the name "Microsoft" is constantly
repeated. Made the founder $300,000,000+ in one day.