--That there was so much crossover between the terms and concepts used in telephony and intelligence collection? Okay, it's kind of obvious in hindsight, but it does give one to wonder: what would our phone system be like without spies? Or, conversely, how much did the big old monolithic telephone system resist direct government access to its internal systems and record-keeping, and to what extent did that drive the breakup -- and subsequent re-accretion in a much more co-operative form -- of AT&T?
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