Wednesday, July 15, 2009
More retro telco oddities
Honestly, when I see footage like this, I feel truly amazed that we ever achieved analogue telephony in the first place, such was the almost insane level of labor/capital intensity required. Yet it is also equally hard to imagine quite where we would be today without that investment, however strange it may appear in retrospect. Methinks there may be a lesson of relevance to the NGA issue here, but it's getting late, so just enjoy the images of industrial big iron at work on tasks which a Skype client can quite happily handle today.