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Re: THE END OF AT&T - ARTICLE FROM IEEE SPECTRUM 7/5/05

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  • jaycordaro
    ... if ... ISDN? ... certain ... It rubbed a lot of people the wrong way because it cost you big time every month to pay for AT&T s overhead. ... built ...
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 8, 2005
      --- In coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com, James Browne <jamesm.browne@g...>
      wrote:
      > Excellent article! Makes you think where technology would be today
      if
      > AT&T were still around.

      ISDN?

      >Sadly, the same corporate assets and
      > capabilities that caused AT&T to be such a R&D triumph rubbed
      certain
      > economists the wrong way.

      It rubbed a lot of people the wrong way because it cost you big time
      every month to pay for AT&T's overhead.

      >The Anti-Trust laws meant to protect people
      > from the fraudulent monopolies of yesteryear took down a company
      built
      > on the exact opposite, producing a quality product that was the best
      > in the world.
      >

      Their R&D was certainly the best...

      -J
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