'Bill Gates started Microsoft in recessio' cites Billboard

In their new campaign, Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) is using Microsoft and Bill Gates as inspirational material to get the country buck up & look forward to better times. The "Recession 101" campaign, funded by an anonymous donor, is "a light-hearted and succinct reminder to everyone that the nation will get through these troubled times and come out […]

In their new campaign, Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) is using Microsoft and Bill Gates as inspirational material to get the country buck up & look forward to better times. The "Recession 101" campaign, funded by an anonymous donor, is "a light-hearted and succinct reminder to everyone that the nation will get through these troubled times and come out in the end," explains OAAA. "Bill Gates started Microsoft in a recession," reads one of the billboards, spotted near the intersection of Broadway and Ridgeway Avenue, near Oakland Technical High School. Microsoft's formation in 1975 did, in fact, coincide with a national recession, reports.