I haven't been to the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash. in years. Heck, I can't even remember the last time I was here, in the '90s.
That, of course, is eons ago in tech-time. One thing I do remember, though, was that, at the time, Bill Gates, then the CEO, was worth a mere—a mere—$8 billion.
Now, as you probably know, he's worth seven or eight-times that, even after giving more money than any human being ever has.
The change is amazing. These are now hundreds of buildings here, spread across thousands of acres and housing tens of thousands of employees. Think of the biggest college campus you've ever been on and you've got an idea of the scale of Microsoft's presence here.
If you've owned Microsoft stock over the past decade, you're surely aware that the company has struggled to create buzz for itself—and shareholder value for you. But one bright spot in the company's portfolio is its gaming and home entertainment division.