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Must see session at HOPE

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  • Jim Scheef
    Evan, Someone from MARCH should cover this session as the speaker could be a great resource for local history (like the woman that programmed the first
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 15, 2010
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      Evan,

      Someone from MARCH should cover this session as the speaker could be a
      great resource for local history (like the woman that programmed the
      first transistor computer). This session starts at 8pm Saturday in the
      Bell room.

      I will be at HOPE but cannot stay that late on Saturday.

      Jim

      The Telephone Pioneers of America

      The Telephone Pioneers of America is an organization of mostly retired
      employees of the Bell System and affiliated companies. They remain
      active in the community as an organization that promotes their history
      and industry. You can find them in many communities across the nation,
      often in the very cities and neighborhoods they spent their careers
      working in. The pioneers have amassed lifetimes of wisdom working on the
      telephone system and intimately understand the technology and politics
      of it. The telephone company will never be what it was when they were
      employed there and they know that the next generation of pioneers may
      not ever actually work for "the company" as they did. Using photographs,
      recordings, and artifacts, this unique treasure will become accessible
      to members of the audience, especially younger individuals who may not
      ever have used what is now vintage telephone equipment - like rotary
      dial phones. There will be a selection of functional and historically
      significant equipment for attendees to learn about and enjoy thoroughly.
      This talk is intended to help bridge the gap between hacker and pioneer.

      Kyle Drosdick is an independent publisher, consultant, and photographer.
      He volunteers with organizations he is interested in, like The Telephone
      Pioneers of America, The Photographic Center, Lance Armstrong
      Foundation, HackerBot Labs, and, more recently, Sensible Washington. The
      Telephone Pioneers are an example of how that work impacts and supports
      his thriving adult learning process.
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