Originally posted by MoonDog
NO WAY! Dude I actually worked for the company here in Dallas as Sales Supervisor for about a year, so luckily I never had to pay for the service. The only thing that was worth a darn was the chat service they had. At the time I thought it was pretty cool, but looking at the internet today, it was pretty weak.
There was a gateway to the French service, I remember guys logging onto it and accessing porn sites.
LOL. Yea, baby, I worked for them in 88/89 and part of 90 as an employee and contractor. I wrote the PC emulator for the box, as well as the Apple GS emulator. Partly responsible for the Mac emulator, although Phillipe's son did most of the work. (Phillipe was a VP, can't remember his last name, some French dude).
I worked down in Houston at the Corporate Office off San Felipe. I made it to Dallas one time for a Users Group meeting.
Was the office in the Xerox building in Los Colinas? For some reason that building pops into my head when I think of Ol' USV.
I'm trying to think of names now... Steve Brody, Leslie Green, Steve Rhyne, Holly Jahangiri, Philipe "I can't remember his last name", man, I bet alot more come pop in my head...
They had a really hot receptionist.
8 bit graphics, meaning a block broken into 8 pieces, each piece either black or white. LOL.
I had alot of respect for the graphic design peeps, since they could actually make some really cool graphics with those damn blocks.
I use to test by playing the Chess game all the time. I play people with Chessmaster running on my PC. They probably thought I was some sort of Chess genius. LOL.