JP, Danny, Benjie, JR, and Manny. Picture taken at the Philippine Open Source Conference in Shangri-La EDSA Plaza. This was a reunion of sorts as the folks featured in this shot had a lot to do with the early days of Philippine Internet. And, yes, humble as my status was as multinational shill, I was also part of that history.
That said, it makes me feel a little old. The Internet has been around in this country for twelve years. I was there when they threw the switch at the University of San Carlos back in 1994. I was setting up firewalls. I was selling and setting up servers. Exciting times, those. But...twelve years.
Man. I'm old.