As many of you probably know, 13 years ago today I was at the Moscone Center in San Francisco to witness a relevant event, at least for the technical life: the official launch of Delphi. You can see a lot of information about that event at my 10th anniversary page. Having seen others post the original Delphi box or related information, I've reported here one of the images from the 10th anniversary page, the RTM (Release to Manufacturing) Candidate CD of Delphi Client/Server with the date marked on it by pen, "2/14/95".


Needless to say I still own that CD! What I wanted to underline here, though, is that you can make Delphi (and its community) a great birthday present by filling it the 2008 Delphi Survey that can shape the product's future. Last year CodeGear took the survey data very seriously, I guess it will happen again. I really liked the openness of the questions, ranging from 64 bits to cross compilation (Linux included?), from .NET to native development, from database strategies to many other core features of the tool and its language. Enough said... (don't want to influence you too much, you know <g>).