Raymond, Craig, and others are talking about Windows 95 today since today is its 10-year anniversary. I had just gotten a new computer a few months prior (since I was heading off to college) and I vividly remember getting Windows 95 in the mail. (Stores were offering a free upgrade so you wouldn’t wait until the launch to buy a new computer.) Although I was so busy I *think* I waited until Thanksgiving break to install it. That’s hard for me to imagine now!
Anyway, I saw this link to a 10-year old newspaper story (courtesy of Filo D’Souza), and felt it was worth sharing. It was a massive launch! Although to me, lighting up the Empire State Building with red/yellow/green lights seems like a waste of money. I wonder how much it costs to customize the building’s lighting for a night?
The upcoming launch of SQL Server, Visual Studio, and BizTalk is going to be huge, but I can’t even imagine the fanfare that will accompany Windows Vista!