Quote of the day!

Quote from an Ameritech rep after being verbally abused in a meeting for
them dropping a clients T-1 FOUR times cause nobody would write it down in
the book:

"We may suck, but we suck less!"

It's not just the transmission side. In 1981 or so, at the first GTE
corporate network symposium, shortly after it bought Telenet, I gave a
presentation on Telenet's network management architecture.

My obligatory opening joke suggested that electronic mail could be regarded
as a technology that would allow the Postal Service to lose the mail at the
speed of light.

A hand in the audience arose...turning out to be the President/COO of GTE.
He looked at me and asked "what about your own company's offering,

I took a deep breath. "Oh. We lose it slower."