Microspotting: Inside the Microsoft Archives

Long-time company archivist Amy Stevenson takes us behind the scenes of the Microsoft Archives, a collection of artifacts that preserve our history and embody our culture. There, you’ll find decades worth of Microsoft software, advertisements, documentation, memorabilia – and skulls? You’ll just have to watch to understand.

Fun facts about the Microsoft Archives

  • Founded: 1989
  • Number of items in collection: 65,000
  • Scariest artifact: A life-like Bill Gates doll (wearing a jogging suit), sent by a Russian doll artist.
  • Amy’s favorite: The carpet receipt from the first Albuquerque office.

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