Fun_People Archive
22 Mar
Goodbye Old Pal [sniff!]

Date: Tue, 22 Mar 94 18:22:54 PST
To: Fun_People
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	with old ways and outdated technologies.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 []