Think before you toss that floppy

Here's something to keep in mind when considering that PR photo shoot. When the photographer asks you to "feel sexy and look into the camera", just think of these pictures of Bill Gates and say no...

Bill Gates posing for the cameraBill Gates tossing a 5.25-inch floppyI have no idea what he was thinking when agreeing to pose for these pictures, but I'm certain none of the thoughts was about becoming the worlds richest man and facing these pictures twenty years later. I guess that when starting a company some people will go to great lengths to get publicity, such as abiding to stupid requests from photographers.

If I ever get in a position where I'm doing interviews, hopefully I'll be smart enough to say no when the photographer asks me to strike a pose. In twenty years from now I'll probably have a hard enough time defending clothes and hairs styles.

I have no idea where the images originates from. The Monkey Methods post indicates (via the post title) that they're from a 1983 issue of "Teen Beat" magazine, though some speculations have risen in the comments as to the validity of this. Nevertheless, the photos are hilarious ang goes to learn the rest of us to think before we toss that floppy...

(Oh – And yes; I've totally given up on sleeping...)

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