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January 22, 2014

From the Mouths of Babes:

I told my daughter that her children would probably not know what a land line is and she said, "What's a land line?" - - Comment @ New Republic

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 22, 2014 9:38 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Thanks, as a forty year veteran of the Telecom industry I needed that (not!).

To think that but for Bell Labs (something else she hasn't heard of) most of the modern communications tech would not exist.

Back in my day it was voice versus data guys (yes, I meant GUYS). To tell the difference, when you had a problem the voice guys tried to fix it, whatever IT was. The data guys hit reset, powered off, or took the device away for days.

We provided service, they handed out trouble tickets.

Posted by: John the River at January 22, 2014 1:55 PM

We used the term land line in aviation from the time I got into it in the '50s. I had never heard it used in any other setting until a few years ago.

Posted by: BillH at January 22, 2014 2:32 PM

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