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Here's a great transfer of a 1982 British documentary short about telephone exchanges. Lots of great 80s tech in here.

youtube.com/watch?v=spmbeGHxGW

@mike Apparently the Hawthorn Telephone Exchange has an unofficial museum of old comms tech in it. I never had the chance to visit it in my 30+ years with Telecom/Telstra.

@mike I didn't think it would be strowger. I thought it would be the first electronic exchange. Mind you, I saw both in operation at the same time in the early 80's.

@mike That was fun! I never saw crossbar IRL. I thought I would see some memory like this sciencephoto.com/media/348759/
There was very rapid development in telephony over a short period of time.

@mike I have to watch this just to see if there's a Logica Kennet (Merlin 3000?).

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