Many religions celebrate their winter holiday with gift-giving. I treated myself to something that’s very silly, but which also makes me nostalgic: a vintage nameplate from the first “real” computer I worked on, an IBM System 370 Model 168 mainframe. I used one of those machines as an undergraduate, before moving onto the more-powerful Model 3031 and Model 4341 mainframes.
The heavy 24-inch aluminum nameplate, which I found on eBay, would have sat on the operator’s console. It’s now displayed proudly in my office.