Only a Toll Cordboard Operator from "back in the day" would know...

Pulling the cords from the jacks
Onward to Inward to reorder
and reach my destination

My Rate and Route was slow
and finally quoted while I noted
Although I tolled and tolled
again still...

I got no answer

©2008 by J R Snyder Jr

1949 Bell System Operator Training video


"This is a panic in the way of the fine 19th-century panics, where we all run around like headless chickens."
R. JEREMY GRANTHAM, chairman of a Boston investment firm.

New York Times 10-25-08

I wonder if people in America are prepared for the very different and less forgiving economic environment we're really in for.....