February 14, 2011

16 Years Ago in San Francisco

16 Years ago today, Delphi was officially launched in San Francisco, California, not far from its actual birthplace!

Below is the topic of the keynote from Philippe Kahn that preceeded the product announce, taken from the brochure of the SD '95 West conference that hosted the event. It doesn't sound really Delphi related, if I remember it was actually changed at the last minute, but maybe others have a better memory! After the keynote there was the actual Delphi product launch (see the bottom of the second image).

You had to attend the launch event to get food and bus tickets for a great party party at the Exploratorium (a very nice place in itself). I've kept the entire brochure images below to highlight what was "current technology" whan Delphi was launched. Delphi has survived these 16 years much better than any other tool of the time and has still a lot of growth ahead.

For more images and information visit to my 10 years of Delphi web page or to the collection of launch materials on the developer network site.




16 Years Ago in San Francisco 

Links on your "10 years of Delphi" web page do not work 
(as they link to old bdn site).
Comment by Valera [http://www.subtlesoft.com] on February 14, 12:02

16 Years Ago in San Francisco 

I was there, too! 
Comment by Nick Hodges [http://www.nickhodges.com] on February 15, 03:40

16 Years Ago in San Francisco 

About the big sign on the photo "PowerSoft": they don't 
exist any more :)
Comment by Jeroen Pluimers [http://wiert.wordpress.com] on February 17, 11:59

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