The Casio / Microsoft Connection

The 1973 Casio Mini calculator.

Did you know that the introduction of the Casio mini calculator in 1973 led directly to the formation of the software giant Microsoft only 2 years later? Watch this brief video to learn how it happened.

The video is a revised version of a talk I gave at the 2600 Magazine convention HOPE X in 2014, refreshed for the 2020 Vintage Computer Festival East.