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The Telecom Digest for September 22, 2013
Volume 32 : Issue 199 : "text" Format
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The Curious Case of the 103-Year-Old Car Phone (Joseph Singer)
An open-source project needs your help [OT] (Telecom Digest Moderator)

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Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:33:19 -0700 (PDT) From: Joseph Singer <joeofseattle@yahoo.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: The Curious Case of the 103-Year-Old Car Phone Message-ID: <1379741599.41737.YahooMailNeo@web121406.mail.ne1.yahoo.com> You think the mythology swirling around Apple and the iPhone is impressive? The ghost of Steve Jobs ain't got nothin' on Lars Magnus Ericsson. As the lemmings line up across the country for their golden Apple communicators and the pundits hail the new iOS 7 mobile operating system as a work of otherworldly Ivian genius, let's take a moment to remember the late, great Lars -- the Swedish founder of the Ericsson radio and telephone empire. The history books will tell you that in 1910, on a farm in Sweden, more than three decades before Steve Jobs was even born, Lars Magnus Ericsson invented the world's first car phone. http://www.wired.com/business/2013/09/ericsson-apple-car-phon/
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2013 00:01:14 -0400 From: Telecom Digest Moderator <redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: An open-source project needs your help [OT] Message-ID: <20130922040114.GA14472@telecom.csail.mit.edu> I'm going to break with tradition here, and publish an appeal on behalf of a good guy who needs help with an open-source project. He's not asking for money: what he needs is expertise. Eric Chadbourne has started the Mneme Project ( http://themnemeproject.org/ ) to build an open-source constituent-management database for use by non-profits and others in the field of social welfare. He's a good guy, and dedicated as hell, but he can't do it alone. So - If you have skills in PHP, Postgres, Linux, or related areas of project management, please go to the URL and offer your help. It's a chance to be part of something important and long-lasting, and I hope you'll do it. Thanks for reading this. We now return you to telecom. Bill -- Bill Horne Moderator
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