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On Bell: II. The system is sound

Pierce, John R. (1979) On Bell: II. The system is sound. IEEE Spectrum, 16 (12). pp. 48-51. ISSN 0018-9235. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170807-145910199

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Abstract

Breaking up the Bell System in a way that I regard as arbitrary would make it harder, rather than easier, to harness new technology to the service of users. At present, telecommunications switching and transmission, information processing, and communication are all going digital. Unified development of this common technology would be the most efficient path to follow, not fragmented development through an enforced diversity of sources.


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Alternate Title:On Bell: II. The system is sound: `It ain't broke, so don't fix it,' reflects the sentiments of an eminent Bell Labs emeritus executive
Additional Information:© 1979 IEEE.
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Official Citation:J. R. Pierce, "On Bell: II. The system is sound: `It ain't broke, so don't fix it,' reflects the sentiments of an eminent Bell Labs emeritus executive," in IEEE Spectrum, vol. 16, no. 12, pp. 48-51, Dec. 1979. doi: 10.1109/MSPEC.1979.6368130
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