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The Telecom Digest for Tue, 26 Nov 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 330 : "text" format

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History Western Union Telex adsHAncock4
Annoyed by people calling you? Try this email sigDave Garland
History 1964 railroad communicationsHAncock4
Re: Is An Advertiser Responsible For False Advertising If A Word Has Two Meanings?Barry Margolin
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <b6436bf5-80a8-45c2-95e5-52360a2e2d9a@googlegroups.com> Date: 23 Nov 2019 12:04:52 -0800 From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: History Western Union Telex ads Western Union offered a dialup teletypewriter service in competition with Bell's TWX. It was called Telex. It originated in Canada and spread to the U.S. Telex used Baudot. In later years it used a model 32 Teletype, which was a three-row Baudot (five-bit) machine. Here are some newspaper ads for it: https://books.google.com/books?id=LmUvAAAAIBAJ&lpg=PA9&dq=western%20union%20telex&pg=PA9#v=onepage&q&f=false (lower right) https://books.google.com/books?id=JpplAAAAIBAJ&lpg=PA9&dq=western%20union%20telex&pg=PA9#v=onepage&q&f=false (lower left) https://books.google.com/books?id=wBorAAAAIBAJ&lpg=PA8&dq=western%20union%20telex&pg=PA8#v=onepage&q&f=false (upper left) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <qr9qa9$k5i$1@dont-email.me> Date: 22 Nov 2019 17:17:28 -0600 From: "Dave Garland" <dave.garland@wizinfo.com> Subject: Annoyed by people calling you? Try this email sig by Kathryn Rubino published in the "Above The Law" blog Listen, it takes a lot to be the most self-important of all the lawyers. After all, we are a group that thinks pretty highly of ourselves. But sometimes an attorney makes a move that launches them into the stratosphere of lawyers with noteworthy egos. Like this email signature... (1) Call my cell any day between 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. If I am not already on the phone with another opposing counsel, I will answer and spend up to five minutes on the phone with you. At the end of our five-minute talk, I may instruct my staff to schedule a longer meeting with you if you satisfy the criteria set forth in #2 below. Please note that I spend just five minutes on each call, so if I don't answer when you call, wait a few minutes and try again. My cell is XXX-XXXX. Call only between 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. as I spend the rest of my day focused solely on achieving my clients' goals. But wait! There's more! You have to check out condition #2 that his email signature sets out ... https://abovethelaw.com/2019/10/lawyer-makes-gambit-for-most-self-important-of-them-all-with-obnoxious-email-signature/ ------------------------------ Message-ID: <f7ee308b-bf7e-4686-b493-057df7fb7c4f@googlegroups.com> Date: 22 Nov 2019 11:36:38 -0800 From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: History 1964 railroad communications 1964 detailed article describing new voice and data communications on the New York Central railroad system. The system used mostly Bell System facilities, but had some Stromberg Carlson and Lenkurt equipment. https://books.google.com/books?id=DD87AAAAMAAJ&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&dq=rsc%201964&pg=PA55#v=onepage&q&f=false (You may scroll through the rest of the magazine. This is a railroad communications magazine.) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <barmar-5B2E3E.15195123112019@reader.eternal-september.org> Date: 23 Nov 2019 15:19:51 -0500 From: "Barry Margolin" <barmar@alum.mit.edu> Subject: Re: Is An Advertiser Responsible For False Advertising If A Word Has Two Meanings? In article <20191121210757.GA14848@telecom.csail.mit.edu>, Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> wrote: > by Jeffrey A Greenbaum > What do you do when a term that you are planning to use in > advertising has more than one meaning? Are you responsible for > false advertising if consumers misunderstand the claim? That was > the one of the issues in a recent lawsuit brought against computer > storage device maker Sandisk. > > Sandisk sells memory storage devices, such as flash drives, with > different storage capacities. When promoting a storage device, > Sandisk tells consumers how many gigabytes of storage each device > has - such as 256 GB, 128 GB, 64 GB, etc. http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=858182&email_access=on Hard drive vendors have been using the "decimal" version of MB/GB/etc. in their product descriptions for decades. Why is this suddenly an issue now? -- Barry Margolin, barmar@alum.mit.edu Arlington, MA *** PLEASE post questions in newsgroups, not directly to me *** ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Tue, 26 Nov 2019
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