Before getting into the differences between Analog and Digital
Technology - let's take a moment to check out the folks responsible for
getting us from there to here.
You may not know it, but some common telecom terms possess a face:
Most of the folks above had multi-faceted lives. I just picked out their
particular endeavors that, I believe, advanced telecommunications
An interesting aside: I'm sure you are keeping an eye out as to what is
going on between Microsoft, Netscape and the Federal Government.
The fracas over the Browser Wars is miniscule in comparison with the
competitive drive and ingenuity employed over who was going to win the
electrical distribution war between Westinghouse and Edison.
Alternating Current and George Westinghouse won that one. When
you next visit your local Library - check out the history of the Electric
Chair. If you think that corporate America practices hard-ball competition
today - it is absolutely nothing compared to what went on between
Westinghouse and Edison.
Okay - so we know some of the players in the Analog and Digital Telco
world. Let's move on to the Binary Numbering System.