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The Telecom Digest for Tue, 17 Apr 2018
Volume 37 : Issue 90 : "text" format

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Re: The Internet Apologizes ...HAncock4
Flip phone remains popularHAncock4
Re: CenturyLink to Discontinue Legacy Service in Former Qwest TerritoryCharles Jackson
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <48d4232f-d642-415f-8bbc-db90b6737437@googlegroups.com> Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:35:49 -0700 (PDT) From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Re: The Internet Apologizes ... On Monday, April 16, 2018 at 1:00:16 AM UTC-4, Monty Solomon wrote: > The Internet Apologizes ... > > Even those who designed our digital world are aghast at what they > created. A breakdown of what went wrong - from the architects who > built it. > > https://nymag.com/selectall/2018/04/an-apology-for-the-internet-from-the-people-who-built-it.html Very interesting article, thanks for sharing it. Veteran computer developers always knew, from first-hand experience, that computer usage required some security controls to (1) prevent errors, and (2) prevent abuse. Way back in 1969 (and probably earlier) kids were hacking into timesharing systems--some out of intellectual curiosity, but some out of mischief and malice. Going further back, electronics students utilized Bell System long distance control frequencies to hijack the telephone network to make free toll calls and call restricted numbers; this evolved into the infamous Blue Boxes. These well known experiences should've been a lesson to the microcomputer and Internet pioneers that controls were necessary and the idealist concept of an "open environment" was not practical. We need to ask how much virus/malware protection, virus/malware invasions, and identity theft all cost individuals and businesses? We also need to ask if someone's youthful indiscretion should come back to haunt them ten or twenty years later when they are seeking a new job, mortgage, or insurance. In the old days, minor transgressions would stay buried in a filing cabinet never to be seen again. But today, they are easily discovered by anyone anywhere via computerized searches and Internet connectivity. ------------------------------ Message-ID: <920eef21-2652-4d11-b3a4-23baeace9e04@googlegroups.com> Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:25:25 -0700 (PDT) From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Flip phone remains popular An article in the Phhiladelphia Inquirer describes how the old style flip phone has its followers. "Users applaud their simplicity, durability, and low-tech appeal." for full article please see: http://www.philly.com/philly/business/technology/the-flip-phone-is-the-new-protest-statement-20180413.html I have one and like it because it serves my needs and is inexpensive. But admittedly, all of my friends and family are addicted to their smart-phones. GPS, photography, texting, and internet access are favorite uses. A flip phone can do a few of those things, but it's cumbersome. Personally, when I use a computer, I like the traditional desktop model--a fullsized keyboard and screen. When I use the telephone, I talk on it, and like the high sound quality and reliability of a traditional landline. How long traditional landlines remain available remains to be seen, as Verizon and AT&T seem to be hellbent to discontinue service. How long a flip phone will still be functional likewise is questionable, as many new everyday functions now require using a smart-phone. For instance, to get a taxi (Uber), I believe one needs a smart phone. To travel on public transit, one needs a smart-phone to keep up with delays and schedule changes. Traditional highway maps are harder to find, and GPS is needed. [public replies, please] ------------------------------ Message-ID: <CANog7L6DT3sSBQN7hVbuVKF_9- S2SALXKO2pp7QcHvQYp8Z36A@mail.gmail.com> Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:23:20 -0400 From: Charles Jackson <clj@jacksons.net> Subject: Re: CenturyLink to Discontinue Legacy Service in Former Qwest Territory Re: telecom Digest Mon, 16 Apr 2018 > Subject: CenturyLink to Discontinue Legacy Service in Former Qwest Territory > > CenturyLink plans to discontinue another legacy service, this time > its call event and management signaling service (CEMSS) - which it > offers in its legacy Qwest ILEC footprint. > > The company is asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) > for permission to shut down the service by June 1 or soon after in > Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New > Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and > Wyoming. There are no longer customers for CEMSS, it said. This does not appear to be much of a legacy. https://www.slideshare.net/datacenters/call-event-and-management-signaling-service-cemss-v10 Chuck ====================== Charles L. Jackson ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Tue, 17 Apr 2018

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