Some truth about Comcast - WikiLeaks style

Choprboy 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:
http://www.vny.cuny.edu/Search/search_res_image.php?id=363

Other images:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/onceandfutureweb/database/seca/case3-artifacts/photoslg/photo1.jpg
http://www.maggieblanck.com/NewYork/SU.html
http://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/2009/12/12/when-the-city-was-criss-crossed-by-wires/
http://www.islandnet.com/~see/weather/graphics/photos0708/blizzard_1888h.jpg


Adrian





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