I hope you don't mean _me_, but I suspect you do.
What I said was: "virtual machine technology became _routine_ more than
20 years ago" (emphasis added). I most _certainly_ didn't say it was
When my firm Linuxcare, Inc. was one of the sponsors of the first
LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Jose in 1998, new startup
VMware, Inc. was one of our partners, and we did a great deal of work
together acquainting the x86 world with what can be done with that
technology in the workplace, in the data centre, and in many other
LWCE 1998 was the first place where most attendees had encountered VM
technology. But nobody there, certainly not I, was under the impression
it had just been invented.