I recently celebrated my 10th year of being an IBMer. In recognition of this milestone event, I received a rather lovely sterling silver pen. The hallmark 925 means it’s 92.5% silver (the other 7.5% is probably copper, or other alloyed metal, to increase the hardness). The other marks suggest it was made in the UK (the lion), specifically Birmingham (the anchor).
One third of my life in one company. Wow. I’d quickly like to thank the friends and colleagues at IBM (many of whom have already moved on. I mean you too) who have made the last ten years so enjoyable.