If you asked anyone who the most influential company in the telephony industry was: they would almost all answer with “Bell.” But how did Bell go from being a company formed to support a new invention to a monopoly with shady business practices, to just another forgotten name? Continue reading Bell System: From Invention to Monopoly
It has been a month since I upgraded to a new phone and made the switch from Virgin Mobile to AT&T’s prepaid service. How has things been working?
Just like people who collect cars, movies, pyrex, and tupperware, there are always things you want to collect within that hobby. And while there are quite a few models of computers I’d like to eventually own – I’ll include my top five (reasonable) choices here and talk about them a little bit. Continue reading Top 5 Most Wanted Computers
When I was four years old, Green Day was the popular band – and Windows XP was the newest operating system, with the iPod being everyone’s “must have” gadget. Yet, I had something totally different… Continue reading TBT: My “Gateway” into Computers
Recently, the ideas have been flowing like a river… Continue reading Update: 2/5/2018
In response to me getting my new Samsung Galaxy Express Prime 2 (see the latest installation in the “Cell Phone Saga” series), I thought I’d talk about the first cell phone I got.
This weekend I finally upgraded to a new phone, bringing an end to the cell phone saga and nearly a month without cell phone service. Continue reading Cell Phone Saga Pt. 2: The New Phone
The era spawning from the 1950s throughout the 1980s can be considered the golden era of telecommunication. While computers were expanding from items consuming entire rooms to something that could fit on a person’s desk, so was the way we communicate. Televisions went from being a luxury item to being in every home. Telephone systems were not only used for voice, but to transfer data from one location to another almost instantaneously. The inventions and innovations from this period have led to technologies we rely on every day: the internet, satellite television, fiber-optics, cell phones, and et cetera. But it’s often forgotten how we’ve arrived where we are. Continue reading AT&T Long Lines – A Forgotten System
One of the most frequent questions I get regarding the 1981 Free Spirit Pinnacle is: “why not just buy a new bike?” Some have asked and criticized why keep such an old, “low-end” bike. Continue reading Why keep the Pinnacle?
I’m happily back…
Continue reading Update – 1/14/2018