Communications Computers Data communications over telegraph circuits 1947
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bad if you can get a macro buttembler to emulate a reasonable buttortment of instructions, but then you still get to work around...
I'm just guessing, but I don't think the Teletype Corp had that much electronics capability. Later on they made electronic terminals as followups for the 33-35 line.
It's also possible AT&T didn't see that much demand to justify pushing the legal envelope, esp in the 1960s with a activist Democratic administration. It appears AT&T went aggressively with the areas it was allowed to go, and aggressively fight to maintain its exclusivity.
Data communications over telegraph circuits 1948
That was all pretty much worked out by the mid-1930's or so! Some of the test equipment developed post-war was certainly...
In hindsight, many people look back at IBM and AT&T in those days and say those companies didn't act properly. Yet we forget that both companies were forbidden by the govt to get into certain lines of services and products; and as time went on, some of the items became very profitable.
I also think IBM and AT&T wanted to respect each other's "spheres of influence" to avoid getting into a nasty fight. With deregulation in the 1980s, there was much talk of a big showdown between the two, but then other factors intervened. Undoubtedly many in both companies would've liked to get into the other's markets.
FWIW, Oslin mentions that IBM had a big chunk of MCI stock in its early days. I was a little disappointed to read that because I think of MCI as a sleazy company in those days. It was lawsuit crazy and sued its way to get business and a foothold. It also was aggressive and violated tariffs carrying traffic it was not authorized to have. I always felt it was unfair that MCI was allowed to undercut AT&T on 'cream' roots without handling the high cost lines AT&T was requird to law to carry. AT&T was further not allowed to match prices as it could've. MCI must have been a horrible place to work out in those early days as it constantly cycled from big success to near failure multiple times. When near failure it laid lots of people off.
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