Under Your Feet #04 – BCM

BCM Tecommunication

This one had me foxed for a while. There isn’t a company call BCM Telecommunications providing telephone services in York. But then Wikipedia leapt to the rescue with this scholarly statement based on an old news article: “In 1997, Mercury was merged with three cable operators in the UK (Vidéotron, Nynex, and Bell Cablemedia) and renamed Cable & Wireless Communications.

I’m beginning to doubt that there really is a magical kingdom hidden beneath our feet. Perhaps it’s just old holes left by (sometimes defunct) utility companies.

Who stole the wonder from the world?

You’ll be telling me next that there’s no Santa Claus and that parents made up the Tooth Fairy to get children to stop crying!

Life.

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20 thoughts on “Under Your Feet #04 – BCM

  1. Nooo, don’t stop believing in magic, Robert! I’m rereading the book Paradise Reclaimed by Icelandic author Halldor Laxness (relax, it’s not in Icelandic 😉), and everything starts going downhill once the father gives away his kids’ ‘magic’ horse.

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  2. ‘I’m beginning to doubt that there really is a magical kingdom hidden beneath our feet. Perhaps it’s just old holes left by (sometimes defunct) utility companies.’
    Now you are getting it. What took you so long?

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