Inventor A.A. Low is credited with having designed the first paper shredder in 1908; but it wasn't until Adolf Ehinger came along in 1936 with his version that the device caught on. Fashioned after a pasta-making machine, Ehinger marketed his devise to government agencies and financial institutions and his company became a leading manufacturer of paper shredders. His company, EBA Maschinenfabrik, was the first to introduce the crosscut paper shredder in 1959 and it continued to thrive until the company was sold in 1998.
Most secure of all is the ultra-security cut, which provides a crosscut action that cuts the paper into minute, unreadable shreds. This type of shredder is an excellent choice for medical and financial institutions, government, and other entities with highly sensitive documents.
In addition to the outstanding playing strength of the 17 times computer chess world champion, Shredder is also able to mimic the play of a human chess player with any playing strength. He even deliberately makes typical human mistakes in those levels.