Backhoe news report (not operations related, maybe)

John S. Sobolewski jssob at
Thu Aug 13 19:56:02 UTC 1998

Ditto for commercial chain saw operators. That work inside buildings. We
have had contractors use chain saws to demolish internal walls during 
remodelling and cutting fiber plus other things. JSS. 

On Sun, 2 Aug 1998, John M. Brown wrote:

> Date: Sun, 02 Aug 1998 06:43:07 -0700
> From: "John M. Brown" <jmbrown at>
> To: Sean Donelan <SEAN at SDG.DRA.COM>
> Cc: nmisp at, nanog at
> Subject: Re: Backhoe news report (not operations related, maybe)
> With NM being my home and being a member of the Internet
> Community, I will make sure that they add Fiber Splicing
> to the curriculum :)    I have it on good source that they will
> be putting some "test" fiber in the ground to verify the 
> accuracy of the GPS systems. :)
> jmbrown at
> At 02:35 PM 7/31/98 -0500, you wrote:
> >Sorry, you can't configure your Cisco router with this, but it was
> >too good to pass up.
> >
> >El Rito, NM -- The Taos News reports the Northern New Mexico Community
> >College is offering a new course on operating backhoes.  Prospective
> >backhoe operators drove 800 miles to attend the class.  The class
> >includes one week with students practicing on three John Deer backhoes
> >on projects near the school.  Additional classes offered by NNMCC
> >include global positioning systems, welding, computer applications
> >and first aid.  No word if NNMCC will be offering classes in fiber
> >optic cable splicing.
> >
> >Backhoe operators trained in GPS, welding, and first aid.  No fiber in
> >the land will be able to hide from these trained backhoe warriors :-)
> >-- 
> >Sean Donelan, Data Research Associates, Inc, St. Louis, MO
> >  Affiliation given for identification not representation
> > 

		John S. Sobolewski
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