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I can remember the very first software project I worked on. Back then most programming was for shrink-wrapped software that would spend years in development (since you released only every few years and had long dev cycles because patching bugs was so costly).

For two years I worked on a project, and when it finally shipped, I can remember our VP talking about the launch. I had never had much exposure to him (I was new, a grad straight out of school), but I remember his speech about the launch clearly. He talked about some of the key features and mentioned a few of the people involved.


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