Monday, February 14, 2005

First Ship boxes

Today is February 14th, 2005.  The date of the 10th anniversary of the release of Delphi.  It was on this date, in 1995, that Delphi was introduced to the public during a special evening event at the Software Development West conference.  Since then, Delphi has been gone through many revisions and has even appeared on the Linux platform (in the form of Kylix).  For the developmnent team, everyone received their own personal copy of that release of Delphi along with a special sticker denoting that this is a “First Ship” box.  While not actually the first boxes off the production line, they do come from the first production run.  Here's a picture of a lot of the boxes I've received over the years.  Again, this is with my whimpy phone camera, so you can't really see the that some of the older boxes are actually faded a little.