I wrote the other day about my six-month anniversary of burpees. A couple days before was a bigger anniversary — the tenth anniversary of Submedia’s Manhattan display in the PATH system. We launched June 18, 2002.
I don’t write that much about Submedia here, the company I co-founded in the late 90s, but it still pays my bills and I still work on developing the technology, relationship, and other things there. Pursuing that project got me out of academia and kindled my still-strong passion for entrepreneurship.
The press covered it extensively. When I get back out behind China’s government’s repressive blocking of YouTube, I’ll include some of the videos from the launch. I remember hearing some of the investors saw news about the launch in Asia on CNN. In the meantime, I’ll post a couple of the press articles (click on them for larger images).
Anyway, I wrote a couple of my old coworkers most involved in its construction. It took us back — partly feeling like we put it up just yesterday and partly like it happened a lifetime ago.
Either way, the display is still operating as designed ten after ten years with no downtime except planned maintenance and no safety issues. Our latest ad ran last month.
If you don’t mind, I’ll indulge in a bit of pride.