Holger's Thoughts on Delphi

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

New Beginning

Well, no. Right for the start: I am not leaving the Borland Community. I just finished my University degree last month and thus a new stage in my life started.

In this whole process my computer room aka "office" got a general "tidy-up". I should have done this way earlier. However, it can be somewhat fascinating what I have used/worked with about 6 years ago. Be it the first handheld scanner, the 10 MBit LAN cables with the funny looking connections and resistors or Borland stuff. I found two things in particular. The first item was my very first version of Delphi that I got as a present in ... I think 1986. I am not sure when it was exactly though to be honest.

Another nice goodie I found was this "märklin" model train with the Borland logo. I have no idea what the reason to create those was, but I won this at a Borland event this spring. Bernd Ua told me it must have been around 2000 that these were given away to customers.

I also found one more item, which I will not depict here. You guys can make a guess though. It is related to Borland, but it did not have the name "Borland" on it. So what is it?



  • I think Delphi Version 1 was released in Feb 1995. Version 2 was released a year later.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:13 PM  

  • I'm guessing the "other" Borland item was something with Inprise branding on it.

    Like my Inprise baseball cap and polo shirt.


    (I threw out the boxes for my own personal Delphi museum, but I do still have all the original CD's and cases etc for Delphi 1 thru 7!!)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:55 AM  

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