Who We Are

It's been almost 25 years since I participated actively in the OS wars- these were (fun filled) battles pitting IBM’s OS/2 against the emergent Microsoft Windows 3.0. As I introduced OS/2 2.0 at Comdex in Chicago, I gave a speech that many in the press described as "visionary". Having reflected on Von Neumann and Turing, and observing Moore's law in action, I envisioned "intelligent machines" machines that may understand natural languages, and "know" about needs. My plan then was to "humanize" computing, so I set up a store that treated computing as it did toys and toy soldiers and games (like chess). We sold software through the store and online through CompuServe. This was at a time when the viability of WWW was an active business topic. It seems long ago, and it was.