Space Act Agreement
Image Credit: NASA (Moon Framed)
Anyway, I thought the WWW was fascinating and split my time between writing Unix/C++ apps for the NASA project and tinkering with the Web on the side. I decided that the company I worked for, Loral Aerospace (since bought by Lockheed Martin) needed a home page on the WWW. So, I put together a demo and presented it to the boss of my boss. I'll never forget what he said, "Well, I don't think we need to waste our time with this kind of thing." Something to that effect. I was flabbergasted. The next day I started looking for a new job. This clearly wasn't the kind of company I wanted to work for. A few weeks later, in early 1995, I went to work for America Online, at that point in time a distant third behind Prodigy and CompuServe in online services. I initially worked on their Usenet servers in a Unix/C++ environment and later did some web development. Spent more than six years there. Had to get out after AOL merged with Time Warner and it lost that startup feel.
Well, it was nice blogging about something other than PPC advertising for a change. This whole NASA-Google partnership jogged my memory and reminded me of why I'm in the web consulting business in the first place. I'll get back to more PPCmoz-ish posts in the future. I hope you enjoyed this diversion.
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