Wednesday, May 20, 2009

TV Dinner History
























See history of Swanson TV Dinners.

Look at it on our main site, BrandlandUSA.com

Monday, May 11, 2009

Remembering Bell Labs

We thought this was a very good book idea about the history of Bell Labs, and glad Dr. Narain Gehani wrote it:

Bell Labs: Life in the Crown Jewel, chronicles Narain Gehani's twenty three years at Bell Laboratories. It is a welcome and needed addition to telephone history. Gehani started work in 1978, when the Labs was fully subsidized and owned by AT&T. He left in 2001, after the Lab switched parent companies, split apart many times, and researchers reduced two-thirds.

AT&T's telephone monopoly generously funded Bell Labs from its 1925 creation until the Bell System's 1984 divestiture. Each customer's bill sent something to the Labs; slightly higher rates subsidizing research and development. This excellent arrangement lasted nearly sixty years, Bell Labs contributing mightily to building the world's best telephone system.