"Listen for dial tone!"Not, "Listen for the dial tone!"
I remember when phone numbers were prefaced by a word, as in Pennsylvania 6-5000. That was a loooong time ago.
New technologies always cost jobs, don't they? Remember all the scribes who lost their job when Guttenberg invented the printing press?
Great video and thanks for the link at the end to http://techchannel.att.com/ . Good stuff in there. I wasn't aware of any new layoffs at AT&T other than the continuing layoffs originally announced back in 2008 which have been pretty brutal. I honestly thought I'd be back working for them by now but the economy is still in the toilet and there's not much need for infrastructure engineering when there's no new construction and customers are struggling to pay their current bills without adding new one (Uverse design and rollout). Ah well, color me one of the lucky ones who's getting by if not exactly prospering. I expect that by the time the economy does pick up my skills will be pretty damned dated and I may never get back to work although I did work on some cutting edge technology that was just coming online in 2007-2008.
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