On January 20th, 1998, Netscape laid off a lot of people. One of them would have been me, as my “department”, such as it was, had been eliminated, but I ended up mometarily moving from “clienteng” over to the “website” division. For about 48 hours I thought that I might end up writing a webmail product or something.
That, uh, didn’t happen.Jamie Zawinski
Jamie Zawinski has put up a post about the confused days in 1998 when Netscape decided to pivot across to (what became) Mozilla. It’s a nice read and has a nicer set of links of it to various bits of period ephemera.