A recent SecuringIndustry article Fakes in film: our top 10 counterfeiting movies brings back memories of a presentation Christoph gave in 2011 in Amsterdam that plays on Harry Lime’s famous speech from The Third Man. Being Swiss, the temptation was irresistible to run with the topic and a cuckoo clock manufacturer’s proud claim as to the traceability of their products offered an ideal opportunity to introduce the concept of serialisation:
Don’t be so gloomy. After all it’s not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love – they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. So long Holly.