Gates did not have a specific study plan at Harvard  and he spent a lot of time with school computers. To clarify teachers are not off for the summer they are in recovery shirt. He remained in contact with Paul Allen, joining Honeywell in the summer of 1974.  In the following year, witnessing the introduction of the MITS Altair 8800 on Intel 8080 microprocessors, Gates and Allen realized this was an opportunity for them to create a computer software company.  He said this decision to his parents, they supported him after seeing how much money he would need to start a business with the company.