Re: Demise of Western Union [Telecom]
- From: danny burstein <dannyb@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2008 12:02:42 -0400 (EDT)
In <cdcb30a3-5d0b-42c6-85a5-88b43ae11972@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> hancock4@xxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
What's very ironic is that in the 1980s WU was trying to do all the
'right' things, but apparently their efforts were inadequate. As
others mentioned, they offered email. They attempted to be a long
distance carrier, and other e-services.
In the ?early 1980s? I used to see Western Union vans,
with the (then) new "WU" logo on them, pulling fiber
lines through conduits in Manhattan. So they were at
least trying to parlay their various licenses and physical
plant into something.
Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key
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