The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

7 March 2006

Miss Tomlin smiles from the wings

Joe Goodwin is concerned about the latest telco merger:

Don't get me wrong — I'm all for corporate success and the "trickle-down" theory. But didn't we recently (about 20 years ago) go through a heck of lot of trouble to break up the Bell system? Yet here we are, watching Ma Bell slowly reassemble herself like a zombie from one of George Romero's movies.

Not to worry. Zombies, more than anything else, need brains; AT&T, even before the dismemberment into Baby Bells, had already sworn off brains, and people who worked there for extended periods will tell you that the place was absolutely hostile to anything resembling a brain. If you had one, or had access to one, you kept it discreetly to yourself.

Posted at 10:53 AM to Dyssynergy

Amen . . he says as he approaches 30 years with said company. Planning to take my well deserved lump sum and run!

Posted by: ms7168 at 11:12 PM on 7 March 2006