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Their tools reminds me of Borland's Turbo Pascal --- in that it made programming accessible to the masses .. well us geeky kids then. I wonder if Borland's acquisition price comes close to $1Bn in today's dollars.

$75M in 2009. So no, not remotely.

Borland declined dramatically. https://www.cnet.com/news/borland-a-big-lesson/ reckons Borland peaked at a $7 billion valuation, and they did spend hundreds of millions on campuses and acquisitions in the early 90s.

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