__/ [ Larry Qualig ] on Monday 06 March 2006 17:48 \__
> Man how time flys. Over the past few days I've been receivng emails
> from people some of which I haven't seen in several years. Our
> "mailing list" is growing as we hunt down other former members of our
> group for an impromptu reunion party. The occasion is that it was
> exactly 10 years ago this week that we all showed up for our first-day
> of work at Microsoft (aka - Evil empire). It was crazy back then but it
> was also very exciting and interesting.
> I'm looking forward to seeing old friends, drinking some beers and
> re-living the memories, war-stories and funny things that we all went
> through. Different people who worked there have different things to say
> but we had a **lot** of fun in our group. It was such an "experience"
> that our CEO went on to write a book about this. The book sold quite
> well (and it received excellent reviews) and you can still buy the book
> today at over at Amazon.com.
> Things were very different back then. The internet boom was in its
> early stages. Windows-95 was only a few months old and Linux was just
> reaching version 2.0 and was nearly called Lignus. It's also the same
> year that Tux became the offical symbol.
> I remember the brand new machine they provided me with. It was a state
> of the art PC from Micron with dual Pentium 166-Mhz processors and
> 64-Megs(?) of RAM. The machine cost several thousands of dollars then
> and you can probably buy one now on eBay for $5.
> Most of us put in our time there then moved back east once we could. It
> all seems surreal now and it's just hard to believe that its been 10
> years already. Wow.
"The Road Ahead" 10 years on
Roy S. Schestowitz
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