Retro Blog Posts 2

Prior to the release of Microsoft Office lived a little standalone database application, and I hate to say it, but I have to credit this clunky yet somehow elegant app with my foundational database knowledge. I believe there was 2 prior versions of Access released for Windows 3/3.1, but I didn’t get my hands on it until the Windows 95 version.

It was 1996 and I was 5 years old in Silicon Valley, in the prime of computer surplus. I just pressed that big beautiful red power button on my newly acquired Tandy 1000 RSX someone just so happened to be throwing away down the street (a fairly regular occurrence with computer hardware at the time).


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