William Saito as he grew up in Walnut, CA, he was raised in the time that was most exciting in the tech industry because personal computing was becoming so familiar in the 1970s and 1980s. The teachers of Saito recommended that his parents should buy him a computer so that he will improve his skills in math and science. The fact that Saito was among the first generation that lived in American but born from a Japanese parents English was not the common language to him, and William Saito struggled with it, and the parents were not that helpful because they had poor English skills too. However, that was not a hindrance because even from a young age he had an engineering mind.
The passion that he had while growing up of taking apart thing so he would figure out how they worked lead him to start his own company I/O Software while still a college student in 1991. That’s was when the internet was still in the early stages, but after a few years of the company being in service, the tech world started to develop. In his book An Unprogrammed Life: Adventures of an Incurable Entrepreneur he talks about the excitement that he received when his parents first bought him the IBM computer. Due to the curiosity that he had, he decided that he would take the computer part which he did. He then later put it back together, and with that as a young boy, he had learned how to put a computer back together.
The experience was the one that helped him in getting the interest that he had in computing and software. In the book, he talks about the knowledge that he had while he was young and what they have taught him and the challenges that he faced. It’s a book that talks about the life of Saito as a young entrepreneur. Through the use of the one computer that his parents got him he learned a lot of how he would be able to program the computer to understand the language of the time. In every position that he got William Saito made sure that he learned from it to further his skills.