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The Telecom Digest for Wed, 22 Jun 2022
Volume 41 : Issue 117 : "text" format

table of contents
Re: Teletype and Radio museums, pioneers, and collections
Fiber cut impacts Verizon services for some Wisconsin customers
AT&T may raise wireless prices again

Message-ID: <4478c3ea-8327-0fa1-055e-1e937650931e@earthlink.net> Date: 20 Jun 2022 19:44:08 +0000 From: "Jim Haynes" <jhhaynes@earthlink.net> Subject: Re: Teletype and Radio museums, pioneers, and collections From: Jim Haynes Subject: Teletype and Radio museums, pioneers, and collections Oh, I've hit the big 84 already, so have been retired for quite a while now. I still collect info about Teletype Corp., and I'm also working on a home for my artifacts. David Monroe in San Antonio has started a museum there called SAMSAT. <www.samsat.org> He was with Datapoint when that company was still alive. He has an amazing collection of stuff. He was a friend of the late Bert Prall, the fabulous telephone collector once of Winnetka, IL who later moved to San Antonio where he died. There was a nice telephone museum in Houston, but it got shut down when AT&T sold the building that housed it. David Monroe was connected with that. They had acquired Bert Prall's collection but I think never got it unpacked before they went down. Also with Datapoint was the late Vic Poor - I never met him but we corresponded a lot in the mid 1960s when he was with Frederick Electronics Corp. He is regarded as the architect of the Intel 8008 microprocessor, http://archive.computerhistory.org/resources/text/Oral_History/Poor_Victor/102658337.05.01.pdf ... though they didn't use it in the Datapoint product because Intel wasn't convinced there was a future for that kind of chips. So the Datapoint terminal was built out of ordinary ICs. [Here's a] book: Datapoint: The Lost Story of the Texans Who Invented the Personal Computer Revolution, by Lamont Wood Vic was into amateur radioteletype, like me, and some colleagues were Irv Hoff and Keith Petersen. Vic was turning out commercial products at Frederick Electronics and the others were working on amateur equipment. I have a friend James O'Neal from my home town who lives in the D.C. area. He's retired from being the engineering head of the video equivalent of Voice of America. Now he edits the IEEE Broadcast group magazine, writes for other things such as the RadioWorld periodical. <http://www.radioworld.com> Lots of interesting stuff he has done on the history of broadcasting. RadioWorld doesn't have a good search facility, but if you can find the heading Roots of Radio it will lead to those articles. Or google for "radioworld O'Neal." It was James who found the two-volume Western Union History of Technical Progress 1935-1945 book set at a yard sale, sort of a forerunner of Western Union Technical Review, and let me copy and scan it. [See] http://telecom-digest.org/wutechprogress/ Best, Jim -- "Ya can argue all ya wanna, but it's dif'rent than it was." "No it ain't! No it ain't! But ya gotta know the territory." Meredith Willson, The Music Man -- Bill Horne Telecom Digest Moderator
Message-ID: <20220622024903.2E546815@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 02:49:03 +0000 (UTC) From: Bill Horne <malQRMassimilation@gmail.com> Subject: Fiber cut impacts Verizon services for some Wisconsin customers By Juliana Tornabene Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 8:37 PM EDT|Updated: 2 hours ago MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A third-party fiber cut is affecting wireless service for some Verizon customers in Wisconsin, the company confirmed Tuesday. A Verizon spokesperson stated just after 7:20 p.m. Tuesday that it is aware of the issue. The company did not specify what regions in Wisconsin were affected, but indicated engineers were working to fix the issue. https://www.nbc15.com/2022/06/22/fiber-cut-impacts-verizon-services-some-wisconsin-customers/ -- (Please remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly)
Message-ID: <20220622032736.D5CC8815@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 03:27:36 +0000 (UTC) From: Bill Horne <malQRMassimilation@gmail.com> Subject: AT&T may raise wireless prices again The company announced price hikes on older plans in May By Mark Huffman Just weeks after announcing a price increase on its older wireless plans, AT&T appears poised to do it again. At least, one top AT&T executive is holding out that possibility. The reason, of course, is inflation. AT&T Chief Financial Officer Pascal Desroches says rising costs are increasing financial pressures on the wireless giant. https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/att-may-raise-wireless-prices-again-062122.html -- (Please remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly)

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