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Re: Toronto bell canada central office fire

  • From: Henry R. Linneweh
  • Date: Tue Jul 20 19:27:59 1999

Now that is a great analogy, I love it, right to the point.

Henry

Sean Donelan wrote:

> wb8foz@nrk.COM (David Lesher) writes:
> >a Telephone Company building, with Telephone Company rules and
> >craft people. Much as I despised dealing with them; they had a
> >Book and followed it. They wrote their Book after attending the
> >School of Hard Knocks. It showed.
>
> The mistake is assuming there is only one "Book."  Even telephone
> companies make this mistake.  There Book isn't always the best way
> to do some things.
>
> There is/was the Book according to Ma Bell (now telcordia).
> There is/was the Book according to IBM.
> There is/was the Book according to DoD.
> There is/was the Book according to USDA (yes, the US Department of
> Agriculture has a book on how to build a Central Office).
> There are the (many, many) Books according to ITU/ISO/ANSI/T1.
>
> The interesting thing is none of them completely agree with any
> of the others.  You need a good understanding of the assumptions
> which went into the book.  If you plan to put data processing
> equipment into a facility, Bellcore/Telcordia may not be the
> best template.  If you plan to put a 5ESS into a facility IBM
> may not be the best template.  If you plan to put both into
> the same facility, things get a bit more interesting.
> --
> Sean Donelan, Data Research Associates, Inc, St. Louis, MO
>   Affiliation given for identification not representation






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