Computer collectors are no longer the dweebiest people in the world...

James Fogg James at
Tue Aug 5 21:52:16 CDT 2008

> > I find almost anything old to be interesting. Lately I've been
> > at old vacuum tube intercoms (the kind with art deco cases).
> What make?  I'll bet I have manuals for some of that stuff...

I like Rauland and Bogen, the Bakelite years. I'm watching eBay to see
what comes up.

Lately I'm spending a lot of time in the barn with some new horses and
goats. I don't want to run a PBX extension to the barn, but an intercom
is appealing. A lightning strike on a PBX extension would ruin my day. A
tube type intercom is more likely to survive, especially a wireless one
(carrier current I think is what they called that wireless method using
power lines). Also, an intercom would let me monitor audio in the barn
to see if everyone is getting along well in my absence.

My other choice is a pair of VoIP capable routers and an 802.11 wireless
bridge in the barn. I'll use the routers in an OPX configuration to the

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