Back in the early 90s when Becker industries was trailblazing a silicon valley revolution, the company’s charismatic founder Pete Becker was gaining fame and fortune, rubbing shoulders with President Bill Clinton and appearing in magazine covers across the globe. Becker an entrepreneurial genius who originates from New York City founded the company in 1988 after developing the now famous MOS865 office solution software.
The evolution of the programme was thwarted with setbacks with Becker’s first attempt MOS1 overheating and burning down his father’s garage! Today the system, which innovated the use of 8bit microchip technology is all but extinct within organisations throughout the world, mostly due to the success of Becker Industries fiercest rival Microsoft and the introduction of their Windows platform. Towards the end of the 90s Becker industries expanded and ventured out into a number of random and mostly unsuccessful projects.
The company purchased a chain of upmarket Manhattan restaurants, rumoured to be an attempt by Becker to impress a female chef who he was romantically involved with at the time. The eccentric MD also embarked upon a short-lived career in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, sustaining a career-ending injury at the hands of Tank Abbott. Not long after and following the decline of MOS865, Becker retired and now lives as a recluse, reaping the rewards of a rumoured billion dollar fortune amassed mainly through the one time phenomenal success of his MOS865 creation.
As featured in Friends episodes:
- The one with the Hypnosis Tape
- The one with the Tiny T-shirt
- The one with the Chick & The Duck
- The one with the Screamer
- The one with Ross’s Thing
- The one with the Ultimate Fighting Champion
- Colour: Could it be anymore White
- 100% ring-spun cotton
- Fabric weight: 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
- Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
Size guide (cm)