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(OT) Re^2: Modern Perl and the Future of Perl

by Argel (Prior)
on Dec 20, 2007 at 23:47 UTC ( #658329=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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There's an oft-repeated story about how the most hated phone company PacBell changed its name to Verizon in order to dump the old brand's stigma.

That's a couple thousand miles off! When BellAtlantic and GTE merged the name chosen for the new company was "Verizon". See the Verizon Wikipedia article for more.

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Re^3: Modern Perl and the Future of Perl
by perrin (Chancellor) on Dec 21, 2007 at 01:35 UTC
    Oh, I think you're right, it was a different phone company. Possibly AT&T changing its name from Southwestern Bell?
      Actually, I didn't think SBC had that bad of a reputation compared to some of the others in the industry. I always assumed they went with the more recognizable brand name. Of course, you have to laugh at the irony of AT&T selling off their wireless division to Cingular only to have Cingular become part of "The New AT&T" a few years later.

      Maybe you just confused Pacbell with BellAtlantic. BA didn't exactly have the best reputation.

      I have seen some smaller Telcos changes names for apparently that reason

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