On Thu, 5 Sep 1996, Jeff Cochrane wrote:
> There was an interesting story broadcast on America's National Public
> Radio this morning, about the history of networking in the USA. I'll
> try and summarize...
> Apply the history to whichever network you wish -- railroads, the
> telegraph system ...
Yes, a very interesting piece, though a bit depressing. One interesting
item mentioned was that the leaders of current networks often were
crossovers from other (previous?) networks. Worldnet used its old gas
pipelines as conduits when it started laying wire. I forgot what Sprint
was before it became what it is. . .Anyone remember?
Andrew Hess American Language Institute,
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http://www.nyu.edu/pages/hess/ City University of New York