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NO MATTER HOW SELF-ASSURED WE ARE, in a fraction of a second,
our lives can be utterly devastated. As in the biblical story of Jonah,
the unknowable forces of trauma and loss can swallow us whole, thrusting
us deep into their cold dark belly. Entrapped yet lost, we become
hopelessly frozen by terror and helplessness.
Early in the year 2005,1 walked out of my house into a balmy Southern
California morning. The gende warmth and soft sea breeze gave a
lift to my step.
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This book began over a decade ago when, in a chapter of my doctoral
dissertation, I suggested that the rise of company unions in early twentieth-
century American manufacturing might be usefully viewed as an
institutional change from “exit” to “voice” in the mechanisms by which
workers expressed their shopfloor concerns to management. Since then—
in between other research projects, a marriage, and two children—I have
periodically returned to a study of the history of US shopfloor governance....
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communications to their customers. ADC’s HiGain systems are designed with plug-and-play
compatibility that do not require the removal of bridged taps. Ease of installation enables
phone companies to respond to service orders in a matter of hours.
Practical Network Transmission Planning
Transmissionmedia exist to convey information across networks. No matter what form the information takes (be voice, video,data, or some other form), the prime requirement that the it is information received atthedestinationshouldas closelyaspossiblematch that originally transmitted. The signal should be free from noise, echo, interference and distortion, and should be of sufficient strength (or volume) asto be clearly distinguishable by the receiver. The reliability of the service is also important. ...
Blinded by the bomb-flash and numbed by the narcotic injection, he
could not estimate the extent of his injuries, but he knew that he was dying.
Around him, in the darkness, voices sounded as through a thick
"They mighta left mosta these Joes where they was. Half of them won't
even last till the truck comes."
"No matter; so long as they're alive, they must be treated," another
voice, crisp and cultivated, rebuked. "Better start taking names, while