The Beast is Back
You know how Cingular is the new at&t?
SBC bought the name AT&T because their own reputation was too bad. They needed a name change.
Let me say that again: SBC's reputation--the connotations of that name--was worse than that of AT&T.
All you young'uns and foreigners may not understand this, but if you say this to an American in his forties or older, their head will explode.
If you pay attention to tech news, you know things have not different than before. When I first saw AT&T popping up as the devil, I didn't really grok it. Then I started seeing the Cingular commercials, learned it was SBC, and all was clear. The iPhone mess should come as no shock to anyone. They don't care. They don't have to. *snort* They're the Phone Company.
And they're back.