Whilst BrendanEich was hard at work creating the now much loved language some twenty-one years ago, the O.J Simpson trial was well underway, Ross and Rachel weren’t quite on a break, yet — and Toy Story was mere weeks away from hitting theatres.
Oh, and Wikipedia informs me that 1995 also marks the year in which ISP’s like AOL and Prodigy offered up mainstream access to the World Wide Web for the first time, releasing browsers that made ‘surfing the web’ easily accessible to the general public.
Sounds like it was the perfect time to be creating a programming language for browsers.
The press release then went on to share praise from then industry bigwigs.
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Note: Job titles are from the press release of the time, GIFs are added for some nostalgic amusement. 🙃
Mike Connors, President
America Online Technologies
Graham Spencer, Chief Technology Officer
Tom Evslin, Vice President, Gateway Services
Nancy Li, Executive Vice President and CTO
Rose Ann Giordano, Vice President, Internet Business Group
Digital Equipment Corporation
Jan Silverman, Director
Robert Griggs, Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Dr. Michael Stonebraker, Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Illustra Information Technologies
Phil White, Chairman and CEO
Bill Harris, Executive Vice President
Bud Colligan, President and CEO
Greg Galanos, President and CEO
Mike McCue, Chief Executive Officer
Richard Treadway, Vice President, Layered Products
Tom Jermoluk, President and COO
Zack Rinat, President and CEO
Mitchell Kertzman, Executive Vice President and CEO
Sybase’s Powersoft Division
Steve Zocchi, Director, Internet Marketing
John R. Mandle, Chief Executive Officer
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