Thursday, October 02, 2003 - Software Pioneer Looks Back--and Ahead - Software Pioneer Looks Back--and Ahead "Oddly enough, Kahn's Computer History Museum talk went for more than half an hour without more than oblique mention of his most famous company, Borland International, from which he resigned in 1995. In 1991, the company had entered into a costly and controversial merger with Ashton-Tate, the company behind the once-dominant DBase database; neither DBase nor Borland thrived in the post-merger era.
When Kahn opened the floor to questions, though, many involved his Borland days. He cheerfully barked "Next question!" in response to the first two. But gradually, he opened up."
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