A glimpse of the future and a glance at the past June 23, 2008Posted by Duncan in PeopleTools.
I’ve been on holiday so the posts have slowed over the last fortnight. I also don’t have any PeopleSoft tips to share, however I do have the following two observations:
Glipse of the future
I came across this amazing video in my feed reader (from Guy Kawasaki, I think).
And all acomplished without a small R2 unit to project it …
Glance at the past
Whilst using a local cashpoint (ATM machine) from one of the UK’s largest banks the other day it appeared to hang. No amount of key pounding or patient waiting led to a returned card so I ventured inside. A member of staff kindly came to help, rummaged in the back of the machine and it rebooted. Being a tech I was of course interested to see what OS it was running, and was surprised.
Windows Embedded? Nope.
A Linux variant? Nope.
It was OS2! I’m wasn’t sure how reassured I was that part of the infrastructure of my bank runs on IBM’s creaking software but after a bit of research it appears quite common.