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Origins: in 1988 there was only big hair.
▪ No real commercial email, public internet barely started
▪ Storage state of the art: 100MB, cost $10,000/GB
▪ Oracle Applications v1 GL released; SAP goes public,
enters US market
▪ Unix is mostly run by long-haired freaks
▪ Mobile was this
This is the context: scarcity of data, of system resources, of automated
systems outside core financials, of money to pay for storage.