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Image from page 428 of “Bell telephone magazine” (1922)
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Title: Bell telephone magazine
Year: 1922 (1920s)
Authors: American Telephone and Telegraph Company American Telephone and Telegraph Company. Information Dept
Publisher: [New York, American Telephone and Telegraph Co., etc.]
Contributing Library: Prelinger Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Internet Archive
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lities are now under development: One is asemi-automatic Information console in which allrecords will be stored in a computer. By keying intothe computer significant data — like the first threeletters of a persons name — all listings starting withthose letters will be displayed on a cathode tube. The other system under development will use com-puter technology with photocomposition devices toproduce more flexible Information records. Dailychanges in listings will be fed into a computer asthey occur and stored on magnetic tape which willbe used to set a telephone directory page in less thana minute. Changes in the role of the overseas operator aresomewhat at the stage that domestic long distanceoperators faced in the mid-fifties when direct dis-tance dialing was beginning to be introduced on abroad scale. Modifications of call-handling pro-cedures have been more significant than technolog-ical changes, except, of course, for the interchange-able use of cable and satellite circuits.
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Overseas operator dialing made its debut on serv-ice to Hawaii in 1957 when operators there and onthe U.S. mainland began dialing straight through tothe distant telephone. It was subsequently expandedto other points in this hemisphere, and by 1963Alaska, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaicaand the Virgin Islands were added to the list. Nowoperators can also dial directly to the called tele-phone in seven countries in Europe, and telephonesin Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore andMalaysia. Customer direct dialing, at present, is limited tothe Virgin Islands, although a recent trial betweenNew York, Paris and London indicated that DDD tooverseas points is technically feasible, that customerslike the service (especially its speed), and that cus-tomers experience little difficulty in dialing an inter-national access code, or in understanding differentringing and busy tones, foreign speech, and foreignrecorded announcements. The fundamental problem in expanding DDD tooverseas poi
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