Some truth about Comcast - WikiLeaks style
choprboy at dakotacom.net
Mon Dec 20 05:22:06 CST 2010
On Sunday 19 December 2010 22:25, JC Dill wrote:
> On 19/12/10 8:31 PM, Chris Adams wrote:
> > Look up pictures of New York City in the early days of electricty.
> > There were streets where you couldn't hardly see the sky because of all
> > the wires on the poles.
> Can you provide a link to a photo of this situation?
It wasn't the earlier days of electricity persay, it was the early days the
telegraph (late 1800s and early 1900s). Dozens, if not hundreds, of different
telegraph companies raced put up different wires and poles to claim the
market (and sometimes cut-down each others wires). Fraught with fear of
completely losing any view of the sky and the dangers of so much shoddy work
over citizens heads (wires would frequently fall in storms and such), New
York and many other cities began restricting the number of providers that
could service a given area.
The "classic" New York telegraph wiring nightmare image:
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