IBM paraphernalia [was: something else...]

From: Arno1983 <>
Date: Sun Feb 6 14:36:47 2005

> IBM is/was so big, and for a long time was so horizontally integrated
> that they made ALL their own stuff and/or had anything third-party house
> marked for them. This goes all the way down to resistors and capacitors
> on their boards.
> I think one day people will sort it all out. There will eventually be
> people wishing we'd saved all the weird IBM stuff.
> I'm just happy having an IBM System 360 Ash Tray (promotional item from
> my father) and a few other things. I think any collector should want,
> for instance, an IBM THINK sign for the desk or shelf.

For Hans and me, it would be the Rubik's Cube thingie with the "4331"
designation on the center pieces and one "marketing argument" per cube face
on edge and corner blocks...

Arno Kletzander
Stud. Hilfskraft Informatik Sammlung Erlangen ---
Received on Sun Feb 06 2005 - 14:36:47 GMT

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