Shipley, Wil

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Shipley, Wil Gender: M
William Jon Shipley
born on 16 October 1969 at 01:26 (= 01:26 AM )
Place Lincoln, Nebraska, 40n48, 96w40
Timezone CDT h5w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 22°43' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 25°11 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 08°27'


American computer programmer, a Macintosh software developer, best known for co-founding and heading The Omni Group in 1991, where he did consulting work and developed software for the NeXTSTEP operating system, Rhapsody and later Mac OS X. His firm was one of a relative few to develop for Rhapsody, with the company's OmniWeb becoming the most popular browser for the platform. While at Omni he won a record five Apple Design Awards for his company's products. He went on to found a second notable software firm, Delicious Monster, with Mike Matas in 2004. Delicious Library, the company's flagship product, won three more Apple Design Awards.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes him on Twitter: "Yo I was born this hour! But a long time ago!" (posted 11:26 PM, 15 Oct 2018, San Francisco, CA) [1], "I was born in Nebraska an integral number of rotations of the sun from right this minute" (posted 11:26 PM, 15 Oct 2015 from San Francisco, CA) [2]. Date and place from birth notice, Lincoln Journal Star (Lincoln, Nebraska), 16 October 1969, p. 10, and 17 October 1969, p. 25. The time of 11:26pm PDT (California) on 15 Oct equals 1:26am CDT on 16 Oct (Nebraska).


  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Computer : Programmer