Windows 1.0 Documents Found

Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s Chief Software Architect, is back to blogging. His first post includes some Windows 1.0 launch documents. I remember drooling over Windows 1.0 and wanting it. I didn’t get into the Windows game until 2.0, however. Been loving it ever since (although, I did skip over ME and went straight to Win2K), and will continue to use it for many years to come. Sometimes, I really kinda miss the old CGA monitors…

Inside a sealed packet I found a wonderful artifact from decades ago – a folder of collaterals from the Windows 1.0 launch event.  It was possibly handed to me at that time by Pam Edstrom, whose business card was enclosed.


It’s also a reminder that we’re nearing a key milestone:  November 20, 2010, the 25th anniversary of Windows.