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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Spaced Out

Across London and the UK there are hundreds of reasonably elegant buildings like this to let. The reason? These buildings used to be needed to house the millions of clacking relays used to drive the telephone exchanges. Now, all the equipment that used to take up this whole building can be housed in a single computer cabinet.

posted by Ham at 06:26 -- Comments here: 3

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Anonymous AnKa said ... (08:13) : 

Amazing! Seeing this building makes the technological advances obvious.


Anonymous Dave Williams of Hyde, Cheshire said ... (16:09) : 

Reminds me of the story from the 1980s about the company which had been making computer processors for only 6 months, and were so successful they had already moved to smaller premises.


Blogger FotoMarg said ... (19:42) : 

Reminds me of the time when my uncle-in-law used to work for BT. Interesting story.


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