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  1. I’ve always thought that Voice is the telecom equivalent to the Wang word processor.

    Before PCs really took off, lots of offices had this machines/computers called a Wang, and it only ran one app, an complex word processor.

    People had to be specifically skilled to operate the Wang.

    As the PC continued to evolve and march into offices, usually on weekends and by cover of the petty cash account, people started the first great digital migration to WordStar and then WordPerfect.

    To complete againts the marauding interlopers, Wang, by now a huge multi-billion dollar company vs. a couple of guys working from the kitchen table in their underwear, even decided to enter the PC hardware business themselves.

    Alas it didn’t work out for Wang, and they become, if not the first, then close to it, digital roadkill. A true life modern day buggy whip company.

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