The Telecom Digest for June 25, 2010
Volume 29 : Issue 171 : "text" Format
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Re: at&t/BellSouth Retiring Two More 1AESS C.O.Switches (T)
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Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 17:59:03 -0400
From: T <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: at&t/BellSouth Retiring Two More 1AESS C.O.Switches
In article <y-mdnfDhXbbYC7_RnZ2dnUVZ_oqdnZ2d@giganews.com>,
> Mark J. Cuccia wrote:
> > at&t/BellSouth Retiring Two More 1AESS C.O.Switches
> I've lived with a DMS-100 since 1984. My service under a 1(A)ESS was
> far less, 1975 to 1984. But, I sort of miss the sound of the switching
> sounds when porting changed from 2-way to 3-way and vica versa. And,
> the drop to dirty battery when the ROH timed out and you could then hear
> orders being issued by the processors.
Yeah, the 1AESS clicked and popped like a pro. Going over to an all
digital switch takes all the fun out of it.
***** Moderator's Note *****
"clicked and popped"? Shhesh: kids these days.
You have not lived unless you can recall the ordure of burnt Brylcream
that suffused every molecule of air in a Panel office. You cannot even
begin to appreciate what "clicks" or "pops" are until you have heard
the Originating Marker of a #5 Crosbar during busy hour.
The 1AESS did not "click" or "pop": it snickered, hummed, and
whined. It sounded like something a high-school physics teacher put
together to demonstrate Ohm's Law.
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