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This chapter considers a selection of technology companies that have made important contributions to the computing field. It is not possible due to space constraints to consider all companies that merit inclusion.
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The construction took 2 years, and the route was over 11,000 km. It extended from London to Calcutta. It took 1 min for a dispatch to reach Teheran, whereas it took 28 min to reach Calcutta.
This network supported 11,000 users in Germany, and its 600 staff were responsible for switching the calls of the subscribers. The use of this network was the preserve of the super rich in Germany as the cost of phones and calls were prohibitive for the general public.
The attitude of Motorola at the time seemed to be similar to that of Henry Ford; i.e. they can have whatever colour they like as long as it is black.
Gerard Philips was an engineer and a cousin of Karl Marx.
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