1999Many amazing milestones happened in 1999. The Mars Polar Lander launched. Michael Jordan retired from the NBA (only to return in 2001). Hip Hop artist Eminem released his first major record album. Perhaps to me, one of the most important milestones was the birth of salesforce.com in March of 1999.

A lot has changed since 1999, and in the spirit of the 15th anniversary of salesforce.com, we took a nostalgic look back at some commonly-used technologies from that special year. Hold onto your beepers, because we’re about to time travel.

1. Your laptop weighed nearly seven pounds. (Tweet if you remember it!)

office things from 1999


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2. There was no Siri (but there was Snake!). (Tweet if you remember it!)

  office things from 1999

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3. Your coworker drove in with his brand new, first generation Honda Insight. (Tweet if you remember it!)

1999 cars

Image source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Insight

4. You saw Apple’s “hockey puck” mouse around the office. (Tweet if you remember it!)

1999 office things

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5. You had a computer tower filled with floppy-disk and CD-ROM drives.  (Tweet if you remember it!)

1999 computers

Image source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_Macintosh_G3

6. This is how you got on the Internet. (Tweet if you remember it!)

7. This is how you listened to music at your desk. (Tweet if you remember it!)

  office in 1999

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8. You edited photos and saved screenshots in Microsoft Paint. (Tweet if you remember it!)

1999 office things

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9. You could fax like a boss. (Tweet if you remember it!)

faxing in 1999

Image source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fax_machine

10. This is how you played music at the office holiday party. (Tweet if you remember it!)


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11. You didn’t have to be a doctor to sport one of these. (Tweet if you remember it!)

beepers 1999

Image source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Pager

12. You burned a lot of CDs. (Tweet if you remember it!)

1999 CDs

Image source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CD-R 

13. You had envelopes full of these. (Tweet if you remember it!)

1999 office things


14. You printed out directions before heading to a Client meeting. (Tweet if you remember it!)


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15. Whenever you got a collect call at the office, you answered it. (Tweet if you remember it!)

office things 1999

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What other memories do you have of technology and work in 1999? Share your thoughts here or Tweet it using #Salesforce15. Visit salesforce.com/salesforce15 for more information on our history and to share your story.


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