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Marion Post Wolcott
Coal miner’s wife carrying home water from the hill
Bertha Hill, West Virginia, 1938
[via Everyday_I_Show]

liquidnight:

Marion Post Wolcott

Coal miner’s wife carrying home water from the hill

Bertha Hill, West Virginia, 1938

[via Everyday_I_Show]

(via “A bizarre operation”: Why West Virginia stuck $22,600 routers in tiny libraries | Ars Technica)
West Virginia’s Charleston Gazette has been hopping mad this week as one of its reporters learned that the state has been sticking 1,064 high-end $22,600 routers into “little public institutions as small as rural libraries with just one computer terminal.” When reporter Eric Eyre actually called up Cisco posing as a customer, he was told by a rep that the company’s 3945 series routers were “our router solution for campus and large enterprises, so this is overkill for your network.” Instead, the rep recommended a far cheaper commercial grade router for $500.
And while the 3945 series routers might be massively overkill for many of the locations to which they have been deployed, 366 of them aren’t even being used. Instead, they’re sitting in a warehouse…

(via “A bizarre operation”: Why West Virginia stuck $22,600 routers in tiny libraries | Ars Technica)

West Virginia’s Charleston Gazette has been hopping mad this week as one of its reporters learned that the state has been sticking 1,064 high-end $22,600 routers into “little public institutions as small as rural libraries with just one computer terminal.” When reporter Eric Eyre actually called up Cisco posing as a customer, he was told by a rep that the company’s 3945 series routers were “our router solution for campus and large enterprises, so this is overkill for your network.” Instead, the rep recommended a far cheaper commercial grade router for $500.

And while the 3945 series routers might be massively overkill for many of the locations to which they have been deployed, 366 of them aren’t even being used. Instead, they’re sitting in a warehouse…

liquidnight:

Arthur Leipzig
West Virginia, 1947
From Arthur Leipzig: Next Stop New York

liquidnight:

Arthur Leipzig

West Virginia, 1947

From Arthur Leipzig: Next Stop New York