Jeff Sexton

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Borland Goes Turbo (Again)

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2000205,00.asp

This is interesting. Borland has finally come full circle. They are bring back "turbo" line of products.

I was able to become a programmer because Turbo C was affordable to buy. And it was an outstanding product; stable, fast and easy to use. I even used Turbo C++ to write code for UNIX systems. It was a HUGE productivity boast.

Dropping pure C/C++ and their simple marketing style and product stategy was a huge mistake for Borland. Oh and changing the company's name too. What was that other name? I can't even remember...

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