When I started to work for The World’s Largest Telecommunications, high speed consisted of a new invention called a fax machine and if you got 56,000 bits per second, well you were speeding along happily. This morning on my way into work, I saw one of our massive blue electronic billboards proclaiming “The World’s Largest Telecommunications Company Fiber…20x faster!”
Zeke and I worked together on the first fiber job of the day up in the well to do part of the Oakland Hills. The elderly customer was a stock broker and needed five computer screens operating at the same time to do his business. He had a 32,000,000 meg profile and by the time we left he was operating at 1 billion megs. He was a happy camper upon our completion.
I can’t even fathom what one billion anything is in a second. Is it a couple encyclopedias sets worth of information a second? I really haven’t a clue, all I know it’s super fast. Copper will be around long after I’m a memory in the retiree death section of The Company’s online monthly journal…
They wanted to team me up with Alan M. I told John, “I can’t stand that guy. He was born in 1992 and he barks orders like he’s a Marine Drill Instructor.” John said, “Yeah, I know Big Guy. He’s young but he knows his stuff. Okay, I’ll put you with Mr. Spruell. He’s more your age.” I just can’t stand Millennials who think we triceratops are dinosaurs. One of “Them” came up to me and said, “Hey when you leave, can I have dibs on your tool bin? I want some of the old fashioned tools you old guys used to use.” This too will pass