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This 1984 AT&T promo video for cutting over a telephone service switch by literally cutting all the old lines... 47 seconds to cut the lines. Amazing.

youtube.com/watch?v=saRir95iIW

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@platypus That video was much more exciting than I would have expected. πŸ˜€

@platypus Reminded me of the stories my old EE professor kept on telling us when he was too lazy to actually teach.

He came from a high-voltage power generation background in the 1950s and had Indiana-Jones-style stories of cutting power by physically disconnecting live, arm-thick cables with meter-long sparks coming off them. πŸ˜€

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