Halfbrain's DNA

Halfbrain's DNA. In this week's column, Under Gmail's hood,
I mention Johnvey Hwang's nod to Oddpost as a Gmail forerunner. I left
out part of the story because, well, I'd forgotten — it's been a
while. But a pair of excellent postings
from Koranteng Ofosu-Amaah, a Lotus/IBM developer, refreshed my memory.
Almost five years ago, a company called Halfbrain (which was acquired
by Alphablox, which was acquired by IBM)
made DHTML do things nobody thought it could — like implement a
spreadsheet, for example. As Ofoso-Amaah notes, some of that DNA found
its way into Oddpost/Yahoo. And some of it found its way into IBM's
WebSphere Portal. Thanks, Koranteng, for setting the record straight.
And please do keep blogging! I would love to hear more IBM voices. [Jon's Radio]

Leave a comment