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2016 September 15

Twenty-two years since SCO & Pizza Hut made headlines with PizzaNet

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Santa Cruz Tech Beat has an article about Santa Cruz tech history, by Jonathan Cohen, Back when SCO & Pizza Hut made headlines with PizzaNet, which starts with

I noticed some fanfare around the recent 25th anniversary of the launching of the Worldwide Web, but none of it, as far as I could see, made mention of the milestones achieved in 1994 by SCO in Santa Cruz. I worked for SCO in Marketing during that period, and I’ve believed ever since that SCO and its leaders are due more recognition for their contributions to the growth of Internet business.

I remember the big fanfare about PizzaNet in all the press—I even contributed a little to it, responding to an article in Vogue with a letter to the editor letting people know that Santa Cruz had real pizza, not just PizzaHut (which even then served rather inferior pizza).  Vogue printed my letter, too (June 1995, US edition only).  I think my Mom was more impressed by that than by any of my academic accomplishments.

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