A Sip From The Firehose: Wednesday, April 16, 1997

By: David Intersimone

Abstract: Everybody's Got A Web Page But Me

A Sip from the Firehose

Wednesday, April 16, 1997
Scotts Valley, CA

Everybody's Got A Web Page But Me

Yesterday was tax day in the US. April 15th is the day when all state and federal income tax forms have to turned in. Today, the day after, many citizens (including me) have the morning after blues. This month we also shipped Borland C++ 5.02 (http://www.borland.com/borlandcpp/). This year marks the 10th anniversary of the shipping of Turbo C 1.0. Originally shipping in June of 1987, Turbo C 1.0 stormed the market and raised the bar for C compilers and development environments. Borland C++ 5.02 and our new Borland C++Builder continue the tradition of world class compilers and environments.

A party was held two weeks ago to commemorate the shipping of Borland C++ 5.02 and the Turbo C, Turbo C++ and Borland C++ 10 year anniversary. Many alumni from the current and past teams showed up at my good friend Mike Weisert's (mike@weisert.com) house for a celebration and jam session. Mike has worked on every version of Turbo C, Turbo C++ and Borland C++ managing the development environment team. During the party (and after many beverages) one of the team members got up and belted out a cool blues tune. I've included the words here for all those in the US (and maybe around the world) who have (or have had) the morning after blues.

If you're interested in music and all the great things that are developing at Borland, you should check out the 8th Annual Borland Conference web page (/borcon97/). This year's conference takes place in Nashville, which is also known as Music City USA. There may be blues music in Nashville, along with all other forms of music, but there will be no blues at the conference. BorCon97 is the event of the year for Delphi, Borland C++Builder, & Borland C++, JBuilder, IntraBuilder, Entera, InterBase and Visual dBASE developers. Plus, we've added a new track for technology managers.

David Intersimone

Everybody's Got A Web Page But Me

    written by Spencer Sparrow
    expressly for the C++ Turbo Party

(Sing to the blues of your choice, more or less)

I've got 250 MHz,
I've got 400 meg of RAM,
I've got MMX and some ActiveX,
Even got a filter for the spam!
But my cyber-life is incomplete
As I hack away 'til 3.
You see, everybody's got a web page but me.

The other day I was surfing,
Found a link to a URL
That offered Myron Floren T-shirts
And plates with Lawrence Welk.
And I thought, "you'll find it all on CompuServe,
the Internet, and Prodigy"...
And then it hit me - everybody's got a web page but me.

Now some folks do Tupperware parties,
And others go out and drink,
I've heard that some played Doom 'til dawn
And they could hardly even think.
But these friends of mine are nervous;
They're giving me the 3rd degree,
But I can't help it if everybody's got a web page but me.

How can I switch to Java,
When I only want to code in C?
(That's just the way it is)
Everybody's got a web page but me.

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