Friday Follies: Change is Good, 2000

That’s what the poster on the wall asserts anyway. I would argue that some change is good and some change is bad. The difference isn’t always obvious at the time, either.

In any event, this was a training class for the new Rice telephone system, the one that brought the 348 prefix to campus. Religious Studies Professor Werner Kelber looks as skeptical as I feel:

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4 Responses to Friday Follies: Change is Good, 2000

  1. effegee says:

    Y2K and a new phone system! My favorite!

  2. Owlcop says:

    And now that system is being replaced.

  3. Bill Peebles, Hanszen '70 says:

    Bah, humbug. For me only real innovation in telephones is Caller ID. It’s easier to spot the marketers. The cursed things have become far too complicated.

    • effegee says:

      No one can say Rice doesn’t get its money’s worth out of its phone systems. The ROLM went for 17 years. The Nortel is 18.5 and counting.

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