Toronto bell canada central office fire
Henry R. Linneweh
linneweh at concentric.net
Tue Jul 20 23:26:02 UTC 1999
Now that is a great analogy, I love it, right to the point.
Sean Donelan wrote:
> wb8foz at nrk.COM (David Lesher) writes:
> >a Telephone Company building, with Telephone Company rules and
> >craft people. Much as I despised dealing with them; they had a
> >Book and followed it. They wrote their Book after attending the
> >School of Hard Knocks. It showed.
> The mistake is assuming there is only one "Book." Even telephone
> companies make this mistake. There Book isn't always the best way
> to do some things.
> There is/was the Book according to Ma Bell (now telcordia).
> There is/was the Book according to IBM.
> There is/was the Book according to DoD.
> There is/was the Book according to USDA (yes, the US Department of
> Agriculture has a book on how to build a Central Office).
> There are the (many, many) Books according to ITU/ISO/ANSI/T1.
> The interesting thing is none of them completely agree with any
> of the others. You need a good understanding of the assumptions
> which went into the book. If you plan to put data processing
> equipment into a facility, Bellcore/Telcordia may not be the
> best template. If you plan to put a 5ESS into a facility IBM
> may not be the best template. If you plan to put both into
> the same facility, things get a bit more interesting.
> Sean Donelan, Data Research Associates, Inc, St. Louis, MO
> Affiliation given for identification not representation
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