Goodbye Old Pal [sniff!]
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 94 18:22:54 PST
Subject: Goodbye Old Pal [sniff!]
In this year that marks the tenth anniversary of the divestiture of the
Bell operating companies I have just been asked to vote on whether it would be
okay to change the name "American Telephone and Telegraph Company" to "AT&T
Corp." (of course I realize they'll do it even if I say "no").
Here is part of the explanation sent to stock holders (you'll notice they
don't mention Unix by name):
The Company adopted the name American Telephone and
Telegraph more than a century ago. While over the
years the name achieved a distinctive place in the
annals of corporate America, it is also associated
with old ways and outdated technologies.
-- AT&T 1994 Notice of Annual Meeting and Proxy Statement
© 1994 Peter Langston