Holy cow, I wrote a book!
Today marks the 15th anniversary of the public release of
During the development of Windows 95, one of the team members
attended a Mac conference.
And not as a secret agent, either.
He proudly wore a Windows 95 team
as he strolled among the booths.
The rest of us back at the mother ship wished him well and
started discussing how we could get access to his dental records
so we could identify his remains
when they were sent back to us from the conference.
When he returned,
kill a calf in his honor,
but we did marvel at his survival skills and asked him how it went.
— I got a lot of funny looks.
And one guy, upon confirming that I really did work on the
Windows 95 project, said to me,
"I have to commend you guys on Windows 95 so far.
It sucks less."
That backwards compliment tickled the team's funny bone, and it
quickly became the unofficial team motto:
Windows 95: It sucks less.