Reply to post: Mild understatement

Ofcom wants you to thank it for resurrecting the spectre of BT's 1980s monopoly

Arthur the cat Silver badge

Mild understatement

The BT of the 1970s (and 1980s) evokes little affection with punters who can remember those days.

Sadly, I do. Months to get a domestic line installed. Got two buildings either side of a road and want to connect between them? That'll be an arm, a leg and your firstborn child and their firstborn as well, all for 1200 baud.

And then came computer networking - X bloody 25! Design by politicised international committee, making camels look like a utopian dream. Valid implementations that c/wouldn't interoperate. Network addresses as BCD encoded telephone numbers, with up to 100 extension numbers ports available.

Some things I'd happily accept a bit of memory loss to forget.

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