Celebrating 20 Years in 2018

27 September 2018
Celebrating 20 Years in 2018

As 2018 sees The Mailing Room celebrate two decades in the business, growing to become the largest independent supplier of franking technology in the UK, we thought we’d have a little look back on what was happening when we started out supplying ‘best-value’ mailing solutions to the public sector in 1998…

1              Google launches on the world wide web…

2              11 member states of the EU agree to the Euro

3              France host and win the World Cup

4              Furby was launched (causing security worries)

5              The Good Friday Agreement is signed

6              Titanic won 11 Oscars, but none for acting

7              All Saints have a Bootie Call and Oasis are All Around The World

8              Bill Clinton DID NOT have sexual relations with that woman

9              The FDA approves male impotence drug Viagra

10           Nokia sold 22 million 6120 phones

11           New Ford Focus is European car of the year

12           BMW bought Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

13           Frank Sinatra dies at the age of 82

14           Sex and The City launched and Seinfeld ended

15           We saved Private Ryan and watched The Truman Show

16           There’s Something About Mary redefines hair gel

17           Steve Jobs introduced the first Apple iMac

18           ‘Stephen’ blew in as the Great Boxing Day storm

19           The ‘temporary’ Millennium Dome started construction

20           We were told to prepare for the Y2K Disaster…that never was

Apparently in another 20 years we’ll have the Year 2038 problem for 32-bit systems, or maybe not…, though we’ll be looking forward to celebrating our 40th anniversary.



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