asbo wating to happen
By gjl on Feb 06, 2005
I bumped into a old colleague of mine whilst out this weekend. It was a brief conversation, I'm not sure whether he failed to recognised me, or perhaps thought he was about to be mugged since I was wearing a baseball cap and an ASBO\* hoodie. Either that or the fact I'm 2 stone heavier and 10 years older. My first job after leaving university was for a firm called 'SoftCore' a Belgium based company, and seriously un-googlable . The company was consumed by American outfit opentext, and all this being pre-web mainstream, it's almost as if it never existed. The only really relevant link I could find was this article about the back end architecture (ArchIS). My favourite memory was of going over to the Netherlands to install a Netware network, something neither I nor Geert - who at least spoke Dutch was qualified to do. The job was in the hague, and we agreed to do it if our boss paid for us to spend the weekend in Amsterdam. Geert went to work for Psion as they were bringing out the Series 5. I went to Sun via a few years at EDS.
ASBO = Anti Social Behavior Order