Neil Konzen

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Neil Konzen was one of Microsoft's earliest employees. He was head of Microsoft's Macintosh programs projects,[1] including MultiPlan and Word for the Mac in 1984. He was later tasked with leading the team that created the second version of Windows at Microsoft, after the failure of the original version.[1]

Konzen is also known for creating, with Bill Gates, the infamous DONKEY.BAS game for the IBM PC.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Andy Hertzfeld (2004). "A Rich Neighbor Named Xerox". Retrieved 2006-09-16. 
  2. ^ Andy Hertzfeld (2004). "Donkey". Retrieved 2006-09-16. 
  3. ^ Gates, Bill. "Bill Gates Interview". Computer History Collection (Transcript). Interview with David Allison. National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved April 10, 2013.