“We Don’t Care. We’re the Phone Company. We Don’t Have To”

It was almost forty years ago that Lily Tomlin’s character Ernestine uttered those words on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In. We all laughed; we all knew that AT&T, which controlled almost all local and long distance telephoning in America, could do as it pleased.Until, that is, it ran afoul of anti-trust suits. It was broken … Continue reading “We Don’t Care. We’re the Phone Company. We Don’t Have To”