In July 1981, Mark Adams and Tom Lewis started working from a living room in Richmond, West London. Mark was 21, Tom was 25, and both were doing technical writing in what would be the infancy of the computing industry.
In Spring 1982, Mark and Tom met a guy called Steve, who worked at a little American company creating programming languages for computers. Steve wanted Mark and Tom’s help to grow the business, so he introduced them to two of his colleagues, Bill and Paul, and all five ended up traveling around Europe selling their software.
Business boomed, and that software company became quite well-known. Its name? Microsoft.
With more than 550 staff in 32 countries on every continent (barring Antarctica), we’ve grown a little since then. But that same entrepreneurial spirit continues to set Text100’s work apart to this day.