Whilst Brendan Eich was hard at work creating the now much loved language twenty-five years ago, the O.J Simpson trial was well underway, Ross and Rachel weren’t quite on a break, yet — and Pixar's Toy Story was mere weeks away from hitting theatres.
Oh, and Wikipedia informs me that 1995 also marks the year in which ISP’s like AOL and Prodigy offered up mainstream access to the World Wide Web for the first time (remember those CDs), releasing browsers that made ‘surfing the web’ easily accessible to the general public.
Sounds like it was the perfect time to be creating a programming language for browsers.
The press release then went on to share praise from then industry bigwigs.
Note: Job titles are from the press release of the time
Jan Silverman, Director
Bud Colligan, President and CEO
Mike Connors, President
America Online Technologies
Tom Jermoluk, President and COO
Tom Evslin, Vice President, Gateway Services
Graham Spencer, Chief Technology Officer
Nancy Li, Executive Vice President and CTO
Rose Ann Giordano, Vice President, Internet Business Group
Digital Equipment Corporation
Phil White, Chairman and CEO
Richard Treadway, Vice President, Layered Products
Robert Griggs, Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Greg Galanos, President and CEO
Dr. Michael Stonebraker, Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Illustra Information Technologies
Steve Zocchi, Director, Internet Marketing
Mike McCue, Chief Executive Officer
Mitchell Kertzman, Executive Vice President and CEO
Sybase’s Powersoft Division
Bill Harris, Executive Vice President
John R. Mandle, Chief Executive Officer
Zack Rinat, President and CEO
Originally published at DailyJS.