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Evolution of eBay’s technology platform

Great slides detailing the evolution of eBay’s technology platform, from the initial version onwards. In fact, here are the short bullets from V1.0:

– Built over a weekend in Pierre Omidyar’s living room in 1995
– System hardware was made up of parts that could be bought at Fry’s
– Every item was a separate file, generated by a Perl script
– No search functionality, only category browsing

See the slides here.

UPDATE: Fixed link – thanks Mike and Noah.

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