Bill Gates at the launch of Office 2003

Launch of Microsoft Office 2003Bill Gates arrives on stage at the launch.

Launch of Microsoft Office 2003Bill Gates, the uber-geek, presenting the launch of Office 2003.

Launch of Microsoft Office 2003Bill Gates demonstrates new functionality in Outlook 2003.

Those of us who had lived through the beta testing and had been using Office 2003 for some time were impressed when something went wrong during the presentation, and Gates recovered seamlessly.

Launch of Microsoft Office 2003Bill Gates during his presentation at the launch.

Millennium Hotel, New York, NY, USA. 21 October 2003.