Bill Gates Tries to Install Movie Maker

For a zestier take on executives using their own company’s products, here is a 2003 email from Bill Gates [sic]:

I tried scoping to Media stuff. Still no moviemaker. I typed in moviemaker. Nothing. I typed in movie maker. Nothing.

So I gave up and sent mail to Amir saying – where is this Moviemaker download? Does it exist?

So they told me that using the download page to download something was not something they anticipated

Gates’ email is a solid summary of how I remember Windows was around this time. Then there is an excruciating back-and-forth between different teams at Microsoft as they try to figure out who to talk to about making it possible to click a button and download Windows Movie Maker from a web browser.