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Re: Backhoe news report (not operations related, maybe)

  • From: John M. Brown
  • Date: Sun Aug 02 10:29:13 1998

With NM being my home and being a member of the Internet
Community, I will make sure that they add Fiber Splicing
to the curriculum :)    I have it on good source that they will
be putting some "test" fiber in the ground to verify the 
accuracy of the GPS systems. :)

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At 02:35 PM 7/31/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Sorry, you can't configure your Cisco router with this, but it was
>too good to pass up.
>El Rito, NM -- The Taos News reports the Northern New Mexico Community
>College is offering a new course on operating backhoes.  Prospective
>backhoe operators drove 800 miles to attend the class.  The class
>includes one week with students practicing on three John Deer backhoes
>on projects near the school.  Additional classes offered by NNMCC
>include global positioning systems, welding, computer applications
>and first aid.  No word if NNMCC will be offering classes in fiber
>optic cable splicing.
>Backhoe operators trained in GPS, welding, and first aid.  No fiber in
>the land will be able to hide from these trained backhoe warriors :-)
>Sean Donelan, Data Research Associates, Inc, St. Louis, MO
>  Affiliation given for identification not representation