Some of you may find the Wikipedia article on FileMaker interesting. It is at: FileMaker - Wikipedia
It has a nice history of the development of FileMaker from it's initial release in April 1985 by Nutshell with some ex-Wang guys while in Concord, Massachusetts. They created FileMaker initially as an MS-DOS based program! I find the most interesting section being the one about the different versions and what new features came out in each version!
You can find more history including a picture of the home converted to offices where FM was originally developed at 175 Sudbury Road... and it still exists today! History of FileMaker - Dancing-Data