Utter bullshit. The signal has to be analogue when it enters the house
- that's not a bottleneck, that's delivery of a *useable* POTS signal,
just like the output of a DAC in a hi-fi system. If you want something
else coming into your house, then it's not a 'phone line, and can't be
described as providing a POTS.
It's likely that we are looking at a culture difference here. I used
to work for Hughes Aircraft at the Tucson AZ plant, and I was
staggered at the detail in the training manuals for basic electronic
assembly workers. Then I got into conversations in the staff canteens,
and I understood the reason for difference. In the US, many 'skilled'
workers are virtually illiterate by UK standards, but have excellent
and highly detailed training which allows them to perform very
specific tasks competently. In the UK, we tend to have a broader
educational system (we consider the term 'high school graduate' to be
hilarious), with not far off 50% of school leavers going to University
or similar tertiary education.
As a result, the general level of education in 'low-grade' technicians
is significantly higher in the UK than in the US, and they have much
more capability when things go a little 'outside the box'. It's
perfectly reasonable to suppose that a 'pole and hole' man over here
would be perfectly familiar with the technology he was installing, and
that one over there would not. Indeed, I had an interesting chat with
the guy who changed our electricity meter while he was doing the work
a couple of years ago, and he was fully aware of the operating
principles both of the old 'spinning disc' eddy current meter he was
remnoving, and the new Hall Effect meter he was installing. I
seriously doubt that would be the case in Arizona!
Poor taste, yes. Retard, no.
Just politically incorrect and proud of it.
Two Muslim women in Millets trying on rucksacks - one says to the other
"does my bomb look big in this?"
Difference between Basil Brush and a Muslim? A Muslim only goes boom once.
Score! I'd love ta meet your wife, your sister and your cousin - if
she's still with you. Getting back to audio, how's your collection of
banjo music doing?
Actually, I left Hughes because I was invited to take up the post of
Head of Electronics and Computer Applications at the Production
Engineering Research Association - but thanks for playing.