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From Rob Weir <...@robweir.com>
Subject Re: 2015 -- Our 30th Anniversary
Date Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:37:15 GMT
On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 2:48 AM, 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?
>>
>
> Would be cool to do something like this: http://historyofbitcoin.org/
>

I noticed this time line widget, from the same group that makes the
timeplot widget we use on our download stats page:

http://www.simile-widgets.org/timeline/

-Rob


> Roberto
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>> >
>> > 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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