I'm new to DROID

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions & Site Assistance' started by imvern, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. imvern

    imvern New Member

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    I'm new to DROID but not new to the technology.
    I retired from U S WEST in 1990. I had several different assignments during my tenure. As a Central Office Engineer with Western Electric, I was involved with the engineering and provisioning of the first cellular radio offices. Those were analog not digital.
    An interesting point here would be to point out that "Cellular - Cell" term came from the maps that showed the actual 30 mile radius.
    A round circle didn't look clear or neet. So the maps were drawn using a 6 sided template. The end result wound up looking like a bee hive. We called those "Cells". Just a little trivia.
    Another part of my career involved being a UNIX system administrator. Other trivia would fit in here.

    To wrap things up, this is going to be fun.
     
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    bazar6 Premium Member
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    Nice little fun fact lol... Welcome to the forum!
     
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    great!

    Welcome, and thanks for the knowledge. Hope you get your tech fix here. :)
     
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    Welcome to DF!! We are happy to have you here with us!!
     
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    Welcome to the site. dancedroid