Celebrating JMP superusers: Making the world a better place for 3 decades
Oct 7, 2019 12:18 PM
The year was 1989.
Computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee proposed and successfully implemented the first communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the internet. Faith by George Michael was the No. 1 album. Neon colors, big hair and spandex were all the rage. And by November, the Berlin Wall began to topple.
Just five years earlier, Steve Jobs had unveiled the original Macintosh, and by 1989 it was clear to SAS co-founder John Sall that he could exploit its groundbreaking point-and-click GUI to give more researchers a way to explore and analyze data graphically without the need to code.
JMP was born.
With its creation came many new, groundbreaking discoveries in all industries and all areas of life and work. Over the next several months, we will be featuring a few of the many veteran superusers who have accomplished amazing things over the last 30 years to make the world a better place.
Pictured here are the employees that helped to ship out JMP Version 1.0 to 7 customer sites in October 1989. Version 1 shipped on two 3.5” floppy disks, included a 456-page printed manual, and required 1MB RAM to run (though 2MB was recommended).