August 26, 2005
Ten years of Windows 95

Dwight gets a little nostalgic as he remembers the Windows 95 rollout a decade ago. The thing I remember is the Rice MOB doing a technology-themed show that was inspired by this. We actually set things up to be broadcast over the Internet (presumably, for all five people who at that time had a browser capable of watching video), though sadly various glitches killed it. My favorite gag from the script involved our Show Assistants using a huge slingshot to fling "packets" from one end of the stadium to the other. (Yeah, I know. What can I say? I love geek humor.)

There's apparently still a lot of people using WIndows 95 today. I admit, the only reason we finally upgraded our old computer (bought in 1997) to Windows 98 was so we could make it work with the cable modem when we got that in 2002. If we'd kept using a dialup Internet connection, we may never have changed it. So, however much I prefer XP these days, I can understand the reluctance to tinker with something that works.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 26, 2005 to Technology, science, and math | TrackBack

If you loved the SAs launching packets, you've got to check out warriors of the net:

Posted by: Rich on August 26, 2005 9:53 AM