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 and a household name, to just another forgotten name? Continue reading The Bell System: More than a telephone company
It is a common belief that teletype (and telnet) systems are dead. For most applications – they are. Yet, there are some ways you can enjoy the fun of using teletype systems. Continue reading Telnet Fun
It’s time for yet another update… Continue reading Update – 2/28/2018
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
I’m happily back…
Continue reading Update – 1/14/2018
Since President Trump signed an executive order which would greatly expand broadband internet access into rural areas, and I briefly mentioned my experience with dial-up in my previous “Throwback Thursday” entry, I will elaborate on my experiences. Continue reading TBT: Dialing Up!
In this “Throwback Thursday”, I will recall my first experiences with getting a laptop. Continue reading TBT: My First Laptop
Today I received a new toy from Canada… Continue reading T42: A New Toy