Things often have a way of coming full circle. Back in May 2002, Bronto purchased its first server to host its email marketing application. The server, originally named bronto, was built by Blake Watters, a freshman at UNC Chapel Hill, for about $1000. It was a big purchase back in the day.
What a long strange trip its been. Now, we are many servers, people and sophistication away from those early days. But, sometimes it’s valuable to dust off the old, and make it new. Just like Seabiscuit, the old server found a new life — hosting this blog.
Before our domain bronto.com, there was brontomail.com. And, little known, prior to brontomail.com, there was joeism.com. Now, the first domain and first server back together again. All is well in world!
Thanks Doug for setting the server up and Blake for building it originally (where ever you are!)