I started my IT career some years ago (1993/1994) with a company called “Cairo Information Systems”. This company made very smart software to optimize container haulage. Think about stuff like optimal trips (real time) for imports, exports and inland moves, covering containerized and closed-trailer equipment for cargo types. Optimizing, among others, inland container transportation (empty mileages).
Anyway, just the other day, I received an e-mail of an old colleague (Hans Rabouw). Contrary to our believe that the firm had been taken over and the software stopped to exist; It still exist. Currently a company called LINE is (still?) selling the system under the name “Paris” (once chosen after “Paris” from Greek mythology). Seeing the screens brings back a lot of good memories. The technology apparently has been upgraded. It looks like regular technical stuff nowadays, regarding the interfacing (web pages, application servers, multi-tier, etc.), although the look and feel still looks the same.