Some weeks after I got my Delphi 1 I had some contract work for a CAD/CAM system at a company located in my home town. After discussing a specific problem with their chief programmer (he was on C++) for the whole morning I was not able to convince him that my proposed solution will work.
During lunch break I went home, started Delphi and just wrote a prototype for proof. When I came back only about an hour after I left and showed him the working sample, he couldn’t believe it – always trying to find out how I did manage to cheat.
A few months later he quit…
Happy Birthday Delphi!