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    Posted 5 years ago

    rniederman
    (317 items)

    Over a long career in technology, I picked up a lot of exposition / convention show give-aways and tchotskies. The stuff was mainly for my kids who eagerly waited for presents from dad after being on the road. Logo laden pens, calculators, hats, t-shirts and so forth were the norm. Today some collectors covet these early corporate marketing and advertising items. As you might expect, my collection of corporate give-aways eventually found their way into the trash as the kids grew up but I hung onto a couple truly memorable items.

    I received this large chunk of holographic glass (halogen lit paperweight?) from AT&T in the 1980s while employed at NCR. It was an award for contributing to the development and marketing of some innovative telecommunications technologies. AT&T’s major marketing push at the time was the “Network of the Future.” These were the pre-Internet days of an evolving ARPANet; the starting point for today’s Internet that everyone enjoys.

    The deeply 3D holographic graphic is AT&T’s famous earth overlaid with communications lines traversing the globe. At the time it became known as the “Death Star” logo.

    In all honesty ... I cannot remember what our team built that resulted in me receiving this but I do recall it being an exciting time!

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    Comments

    1. Peterdrury Peterdrury, 5 years ago
      wow. cool thing.
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      very nice !!!!
    3. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks!
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    4. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks!
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    5. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks!
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      Thanks!
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      Thanks!
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      Thanks!
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    9. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks!
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    10. Signaholic Signaholic, 5 years ago
      Very cool Rob! The future is always fun but I like living in the past better,,,lol.
    11. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, Perry!
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    12. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, valentino97!
    13. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, Caperkid!
    14. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks!
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    15. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks!
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    16. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, fortapache!
    17. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, Beachbum58!
    18. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, AntigueToys!
    19. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, Lady_Picker!
    20. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, mtg75!

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