Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
It started as a gentle mention of an idea. That perhaps Beth and I could create a website company together. It germinated for a few weeks. We talked about other business possibilities, a restaurant/bar, windmills, a publishing company. But in the end, building and managing great websites just sense. I’ve been a computer geek for twenty-five years. Electronics first, then computer networking, then programming.
In 1993 the Internet began to come alive with first the Mosaic browser, then Netscape Navigator. And I was hooked. I was working for CE Computers at the time, a computer networking company with offices in Georgetown and Salisbury. I’d started as sales rep. Then I moved to a more technical position and earned my CNE (Certified Novell Engineer). We grew the company from three when I started to over twenty, most of whom I managed as Vice President. We spun off a new company, CE Net, in 1996. I was President and co-founder. You can take a peek at the old website on the Wayback Machine. A few years later we sold the company to Delaware.net. I worked there for a while, then at Inclind, then was self-employed for the last couple years doing freelance projects.
So we decided, Beth and I, that this was indeed a good idea. And everything came together. We were sitting in the very cool new bar in Rehoboth, Big Chill Surf Cantina. And the sky was red, a gorgeous sunset. Red sky at night, sailor’s delight, says the old saying. And a few days later, brainstorming about a new name for a new company, Red Sky emerged as the clear winner.
We both tend to believe that there aren’t any constraints in this life. So we’re pretty confident this is all going to work out well. The Red Sky is indeed the limit.