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The Telecom Digest for January 27, 2011
Volume 30 : Issue 26 : "text" Format
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|Re: For Funerals Too Far, Mourners Gather on the Web||(Sam Spade)|
|Re: For Funerals Too Far, Mourners Gather on the Web||(Lisa or Jeff)|
|Re: Sounds like ...||(Robert Bonomi)|
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Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 03:27:53 -0800 From: Sam Spade <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: For Funerals Too Far, Mourners Gather on the Web Message-ID: <qf-dnR_mlcGkmN3QnZ2dnUVZ_u2dnZ2d@giganews.com> Monty Solomon wrote: > > Traveling to funerals was once an important family rite, but with > greater secularity and a mobile population increasingly disconnected > from original hometowns, watching a funeral online can seem better > than not going to a funeral at all. Social media, too, have redrawn > the communal barriers of what is acceptable when relating to parents, > siblings, friends and acquaintances. > > Not to mention one less exposure to the abusive TSA and airlines, not to mention the personal safety risks of being near, or in, airport terminal buildings.
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 10:36:05 -0800 (PST) From: Lisa or Jeff <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: For Funerals Too Far, Mourners Gather on the Web Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Jan 25, 11:34 am, Monty Solomon <mo...@roscom.com> wrote: > For Funerals Too Far, Mourners Gather on the Web > By LAURA M. HOLSON > The New York Times > In an age of commemorating birthdays, weddings and anniversaries on > Facebook and Twitter, it was perhaps inevitable that live > Web-streaming funerals for friends and loved ones would be next. This sort of thing is nothing new. The old Bell System was working to provide this kind of remote service in the 1960s for various applications, though I'm not sure if they had funerals in mind. There was a special telephone set designed for homebound students to listen in on classwork in school. Bell invested a great deal of money in developing Picturephone, figuring out the telephone set itself (it had several generations), transmission issues, and switching issues. It probably was an idea ahead of its time, given now how people are using their own webcams and specialty services like Skype for that sort of thing. When Picturephone didn't take off, Bell attempted to provide a video conferencing service by establishing video-conference rooms (essentially a mini-TV studio) in various cities. Business people could rent use of the rooms in various locations for tele- conferencing. I don't know how successful the service was, but I think it was better received and far more cost effective than individual Picturephone sets.
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 16:48:09 -0600 From: email@example.com (Robert Bonomi) To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Sounds like ... Message-ID: <GfydnS7RT4A0Od3QnZ2dnUVZ_q6dnZ2d@posted.nuvoxcommunications> In article <hudsonl-D1B022.email@example.com>, Hudson Leighton <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >In article <94F2AED55FE64999804931193EC05D06@meng.lab.emc.com>, > "Bob Goudreau" <BobGoudreau@nc.rr.com> wrote: > >> Joseph Singer <email@example.com> wrote: >> >> > Unfortunately many people must have been dosing [sic] off in school when >> > it was explained to them that even though several words may sound alike >> > they do have distinctive different meanings among them such as to/too, >> > your/you're, there, their, they're. >> >> Depends on what substance they were being "dosed" with, I guess. :-) >> >> But I suppose dozing might also explain it. >> >> Bob Goudreau >> Cary, NC > >Pare a pair of pears with a pareing knife AHA!! I know the answer to that one: The au pair did it!
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