Saturday, 24 June 2017

Friday Review: Brought to you by the letter 'T'

By Nick Wood , Total Telecom
Friday 06 November 09

Consolidation and changes abound at a number of key players as we take a look at this week's headlines.

There have been a few notable milestones of late that are certainly worth highlighting. For instance last Wednesday marked the fortieth anniversary of when ARPANET sent the first ever message over a packet switched network. Some eagle-eyed observers probably noticed that it also coincided with the eightieth anniversary of the 1929 Wall Street Crash. This week's landmarks were markedly more light-hearted, after Google on Wednesday literally drew attention to the twentieth anniversary of Wallace and Gromit's A Grand Day Out with a redesigned logo depicting the celebrated creations of animator Nick Park. Then on Thursday, the big one: On 5 November, 40 years ago, the world was introduced to Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Elmo and the Cookie Monster, as Sesame Street marked U.S. television's first attempt to provide educational programming for pre-school children. And a bit longer ago on the same day in 1605, some people were foiled in their attempt to assassinate the King of England and Scotland by detonating gunpowder underneath the Houses of Parliament…

There have been a few notable milestones of late that are certainly worth highlighting. For instance last Wednesday marked the fortieth anniversary of when ARPANET sent the first ever message over a packet switched network. Some eagle-eyed observers probably noticed that it also coincided with the eightieth anniversary of the 1929 Wall Street Crash. This week's landmarks were markedly more light-hearted, after Google on Wednesday literally drew attention to the twentieth anniversary of Wallace and Gromit's A Grand Day Out with a redesigned logo depicting the celebrated creations of animator Nick Park. Then on Thursday, the big one: On 5 November, 40 years ago, the world was introduced to Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Elmo and the Cookie Monster, as Sesame Street marked U.S. television's first attempt to provide educational programming for pre-school children. And a bit longer ago on the same day in 1605, some people were foiled in their attempt to assassinate the King of England and Scotland by detonating gunpowder underneath the Houses of Parliament…

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