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NEWARK VALLEY HISTORY: Phone service (and Google, oh my!)

Professor Cornwell comments about the lousy disgusting search engine called Google. Not positive, right? But sure does attempt to express optimism that America should have something better.

Having worked with people at Syracuse University and Cornell University at one time and with the SIRES natural language search engine, Professor Cornwell finds it despicable when one does a Google search for “history of phone service in Newark Valley,” one comes up with Newark Valley history. A search of the text of the web pages pulled up finds NOTHING about history of phone service. Google thinks they are doing a good service in this manner, leading people off into what IT dictates should be the results, rather than stating, “Nothing found by this search.”

What the hell does Google believe they accomplish in this way? Helps to describe the state of affairs in America today with fake news and all the other crap which people retrieve and don’t take with a “grain of salt.” People coming to rely on Google results as the “only source” of information, right? Wrong.

As an information specialist with a career spanning many years, Professor Cornwell finds this to be disgusting in America today that we don’t have something better than this. With experience working with the first “Google,” Professor Cornwell has to bluntly say something about this. The type of crap rarely happened in the early years of Google and its “marketing” efforts to be “natural language” search engine. Or was Professor Cornwell fooled in those years? It seems to have “evolved” into this crappy system and one has to ask, “WHY?” Be happy, happy, happy about this situation and shut your mouth, right?

Professor Cornwell needs to use other sources besides the sole source of the Internet, in order to find this history and how much Gilbert Elsworth Purple and perhaps his son, Jay Purple, were involved in bringing telephone service to Newark Valley. The history behind the development of the Chenango & Unadilla Phone Company which ultimately ended up in the hands of today’s phone service with Frontier Communications. I am quite certain Newark Valley never had New York Telephone, which was once part of the AT&T conglomerate, now is part of Verizon New York land line service (see New York Telephone Company, AT&T, NYNEX).

It must be sadly said. Traversing information to find landline services or even the history of land line phone services in Tioga County takes much time to find the truth. Must be to the advantage of big corporate America. Confuse the people as much as possible so they don’t know the truth. Sorry. Treading on pessimism, right? People thought Reagan and his stupidity of supply side economics and deregulation was doing America a favor by breaking up AT&T. Perhaps it would have been better had Reagan NOT done those vile and evil tasks? Competition in a supposed “free market” has done nothing but create monopolies with big companies and a reregulation which is done by the big corporate conglomerates with their control of the FCC and other governmental agencies. Funny. Reagan deregulated and broke up monopolies, but never rid us of agencies like the FCC, did he? Makes perfect sense, for sure.

Now try to find accurate information about phone service, as well as look into the history of phone service and one will find it very difficult and time consuming to do the task. Google is of little help at all.

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