Crafts, gags and gifts
«Kleine geschenke erhalten die freundschaft» (small gifts encourages friendship) is an old German proverb. For my colleagues at the time of my employment and for other occasions I used my craft skills for pleasure.
- Pocket consultant
This is a personal organiser based on 'old technology'. At the time of creation the first PDA (Personal Digital Assistants) came to the market.
- A personal REXX
REXX is a script language used first on IBM mainframes. Later it became available also on PCs. Of course this gift is a pun with the word rex (king).
- Desktop /38
The IBM/38 was a successor of the /34 and /36 line of database centric middle ware computers.
- Mobile Computing Centre
In a large IBM installation the backup, even of the complete computing centre, was a big issue. This gift provided the ultimate solution to the nightmare of any IT manager.
- Electronic Turntable
Before the web and e-commerce Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) was a key function for manufacturers, transport organisations and stores.
as a gift for people who support the idea of National Language Support in IT (Information Technology).
- itl in a nutshell
a gift for the 25th anniversary of itl in Munich.
Clearing my office in 2010 I found photographs from the company event in 1986. Just for fun here some more gags:
- CICS monitor
For the meaning of CIS see Wikipedia
- Information centre
The project steering and control method of the Oerlikon Buehrle Group
- Tally sticks
counting the bad things our secretaries aledgedly did....
- Stabsstelle (staff position
demonstrating the rapid growth of the power of the computing centre
- My ulitmate diploma
for being the court jester in our company.