Fragile legacies

Ciciora, Walter S.
August 2004
CED;Aug2004, Vol. 30 Issue 8, p46
Trade Publication
Presents a perspective on the legacy of technology in the telecommunication sector in the U.S. Efforts to preserve the legacy of cable system; Reason for the cable system's fragility; Threats to the history of the cable industry.


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