"noW greeNways replete with joggers"

From: John Chris Wren <jcwren_at_jcwren.com>
Date: Tue Mar 5 13:32:21 2002

        How about these little robots that crawl the sewer pipes of New York,
pulling fiber?

        I'm just not sure I want a piece of orange plastic light guide coming out
of the toilet, over the floor, and into the network hub...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
> [mailto:owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org]On Behalf Of Fred Cisin
> (XenoSoft)
> Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 13:28 PM
> To: classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
> Subject: "noW greeNways replete with joggers"
> A number of years ago, I heard about one RR's plan for the future.
> Apparently Southern Pacific RR (aka SPRINT!) had a very special train car
> that was very slowly travelling their entire system. As it went along, it
> dug a trench, laid cable and covered over the trench. The RR would not
> divulge numbers, but freely acknowledged that it was making much more
> money on its right-of-way for laying cable than it did by running trains.
> I'd guess that they probably get plenty for converting their tracks to
> jogging trails, but retain right of way rights for underground cable along
> those trails that they build "for the good of the community".
> --
> Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin_at_xenosoft.com
Received on Tue Mar 05 2002 - 13:32:21 GMT

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