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Saturday, March 03, 2012

1936 - 2012: "WE'VE COME A LONG WAY, BABY"

That old "Virginia Slims" slogan "You've come a long way, baby" is quite apropos. We have indeed come a long way in electronic communications. Satellites, GPS devices, computer telephony, cell phones, and many other electronic advances that have evolved since the invention of the transistor, and other microscopic electronic components. Only a few of us in the over 60 generation remember the huge switchboard with the many ports that would connect point "A" with point "B." Those winsome young ladies who were so proficient with the switchboard are now among all of us senior citizens. Not that I don't appreciate the advancing technology, but I must admit I miss those beautiful old olive drab Bell Telephone vehicles bringing fast and courteous service to those of us who had a malfunction in our home telephones.

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