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I'm old enough to remember what happened when the US Government broke up "Ma Bell." (Bell Telephone)
We ended up with several independent telephone companies - - some good, some not so good. Over the years, these companies have morphed into different entities, and some have been absorbed by bigger and better rivals. Just take a look at Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.
Was the government-forced breakup of Bell a good thing, or a not-so-good thing? One clearly bad thing was the downturn of Bell Labs as a pre eminent R&D laboratory.
Just some thoughts of someone born i the 1920s