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Borland again

2000-11-08 23:35:39+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

In the list of boneheaded mistakes of the late '90s, along side buying Amazon at 400, will be chronicled the changing of a well-known and respected company name to some gawdawful buzzwordy thing which didn't tell any more about the company or its products and caused it to lose any name recognition it had. So Inprise is changing its name back to Borland.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:33+00 by: Mars Saxman

So *that's* what happened to Borland. I had no idea they were the same company. -Mars

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:33+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, I figured it out only recently, in the past few months they started using "Inprise/Borland"

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:33+00 by: ziffle

As a Borland nee Inprise advocate, it appears to me that everyone in the programming community will be relieved at this.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:34+00 by: foaf

And the phrase "Buck Forland" means something again