Microsoft partners with GO Corporation
December 4, 1987
Mr. Robert Cart GO Corporation 1055 Lombard Street San Francisco, CA 94104
I am sending you a copy of PC Excel. It is significantly enhanced over the Mac version and I hope you get a chance to use it. I would value your feedback. It is too bad that you never got a chance to make Framework into the mainstream product it deserved to be. In the objects we are building for the object onented versions of our languages we will have a concept very similar to your frame.
I had hoped it would work out for you to join Microsoft, and create a California development center for us. I think you are very talented and committed to doing great software , and I would have enjoyed working directly with you. Maybe next time.
In any case I am sure GO will be an exciting place. If there is anything Microsoft can do to support your efforts as an ISV, please let me know. I hope we get a chance to exchange ideas at one of the upcoming industry get togethers.
William H. Gates, III Chairman WHG/ao
Febuary 10, 1989 Mr. Jeff Raiks Microsoft Corporation 16011 NE 36th Way Box 97017 Redmond, WA 98073-9717
This letter documents a joint project between Microsoft Corporation of Redmond, WA and GO Corporation of Foster City, CA.
- Microsoft is interested in exploring potential business oppurtunities relating to the GO netebook computer.
Bill Gates June 1990
I guess I've made it very clear that we view an Intel investment in Go as an anti-Microsoft move, both because Go competes with our systems software and because we think it will weaken the 386 PC standard.