jacobward ,
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Here's a podcast on New Books Network where I talk about (surprise surprise) my new book, 'Visions of a Digital Nation', and why Margaret Thatcher's 1984 of British Telecom was a pivotal moment for both and .

Podcast: https://newbooksnetwork.com/visions-of-a-digital-nation

Book download: https://doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/14210.001.0001

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tonysargeant ,
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@jacobward @histodons @sts One of the shocks was the consequences of the industrial action. When the engineers walked out the union expected the system would stop after a few weeks. In fact the reverse happened with the number of faults reduced by 30%. Following years lead to a push to improve quality of work and reductions in the workforce. Now modern technology has changed and some buildings have become redundant.

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