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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: 2015 -- Our 30th Anniversary
Date Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:01:10 GMT
On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 11:48 PM, Roberto Galoppini <
roberto.galoppini@gmail.com> wrote:

> 2014-11-23 21:55 GMT+01:00 Louis Suárez-Potts <luispo@gmail.com>:
>
> >
> > > On 2014-11 -23, at 12:58, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 7:41 AM, Rob Weir <rob@robweir.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >> Those who know the history know that Apache OpenOffice is the
> > >> continuation of the OpenOffice.org project, which itself came from a
> > >> proprietary suite developed in Germany called StarOffice, which itself
> > >> started as StarWriter, an application written in 1985 by Marco Börries
> > >> .
> > >>
> > >> So next year, in 2015, will be our 30th anniversary.
> > >>
> > >> Any ideas what we might do?
> > >>
> > >> For example, does anyone still have a Zilog Z80 (or an emulator) that
> > >> can run the original StarWriter?
> > >>
> > >> It looks like some emulators here:
> > >>
> > >> http://www.z80.info/z80emu.htm#EMU_CPU_W32
> > >>
> > >> It might be interesting to show the history of Writer, from release to
> > >> release, via a set of screen shots (or a movie) showing the evolution
> > >> of the UI.
> > >>
> > >> Regards,
> > >>
> > >> -Rob
> > >>
> > >
> > > Can we reach a consensus on whether 2015 should be a 25 yr or 30 yr
> > > anniversary? It would be great to get some graphic types involved soon
> in
> > > creating an appropriate logo for the websites to put up in 2015.
> >
> > Why do we need a certain date to enable good graphics? Note, I’m a
> > historian. That means that I distrust any claim to date certainty and
> > believe, rather, that we can trace backwards the emergence of modalities
> of
> > living which in the present lay claim to having been birthed at
> particular
> > moments, though in historical narrative that was only when they were
> > revealed to be as such.
> >
> > Hence, a graph(ic) would do nicely, no? Not a cake but a chart?
>

I wasn't actually thinking of a cake but maybe a fun modification to the
round logo for a year -- encircled with silver (25th anniversary?) or the
like.



> >
>
> Would be cool to do something like this: http://historyofbitcoin.org/
>

Yes, it would, and I think we have this timeline somewhere...I'll try to
locate it.


>
> Roberto
>
>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > >
> > > Despite the fact that 1985 was the release of a text based StarWriter
> > > rather than graphical, I, personally am good with this date.
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> >
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > MzK
> > >
> > > "One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth
> > > to a dancing star."
> > >                                 -- Friedrich Nietzsche
> >
> >
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MzK

"One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth
 to a dancing star."
                                 -- Friedrich Nietzsche

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