Thirty years ago today a guy by the name of Doug Clark put me on the payroll of IBM as an employee. I hear he will be at the party on Wednesday, I’ll have to both thank him and tease him about that. That leaves the “plus four days” as my remaining time in Big Blue.
Thirty years is a long time, and it has me thinking about my father. He’s been dead for over forty years however I remember when he had his thirtieth anniversary with Ernst Leitz Canada. In those days, a gold watch was the norm and I still have my father’s. I will be taking it in to see if it can be restored, meanwhile here’s a photo of it.