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Paul Allen compares working with Bill Gates to 'being in hell' (video)

Paul Allen doesn't give many interviews, but Microsoft's famously eclectic co-founder new decided to sit down with 60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl, to discuss his juicy new memoir, The Idea Man. It's a book peppered with old stories of Allen's early days as a programmer, when he and Bill Gates would spend their days inquiring for discarded code in dumpsters and edifice disk operating costs system for the underlying

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