The Reg speaks to former Microsoft engineer Dave Plummer

Everyone remembers their first time. It might be Commodore-flavoured, or carry a whiff of Sinclair about it. For former Microsoft engineer Dave Plummer, it was a TRS-80 in a 1979 Radio Shack.

Plummer now runs a YouTube channel stuffed full of nerdery, though decades ago he played a role in the rise of Microsoft, contributed to MS-DOS, wrote Windows components familiar to all, and stuffed Microsoft Bob into XP’s box.

The Register had a chat with him about how it all began.