It isn't just a shortened resume for each of these guys, though. The article quotes the developer's 1986 views on programming, the business, and the future of computing, and in two cases (Bricklin and Jonathan Sachs (Lotus 1-2-3)) spoke with them to learn how-and-if their views changed.
One meaty example: In 1986, Bill Gates said, on Microsoft’s future: “Even though there’ll be more and more machines, our present thinking is that we won’t have to increase the size of our development groups, because we’ll simply be making programs that sell in larger quantities. We can get a very large amount of software revenue and still keep the company not dramatically larger than what we have today. That means we can know everybody and talk and share tools and maintain a high level of quality.” At the time, Microsoft had 160 programmers.