Joe’s Purdue Phone History 1996-1999

Lead Operator Shirley Phillips working on our old switchboard at Purdue in 1996.  Notice the old GTE/Fujitsu Woodgrain Digital sets behind her.

Lead Operator Shirley Phillips working on our old switchboard at Purdue in 1996. Notice the old GTE/Fujitsu Woodgrain Digital sets behind her.

 

Roommate Raul studying with an M9516 in the background.

Roommate Raul studying with an M9516 in the background.

My summer job at Purdue was working at the Union Club hotel switchboard....that was a pretty high tech attendant console at the time, the M2250....no that's not my purse!

My summer job at Purdue was working at the Union Club hotel switchboard….that was a pretty high tech attendant console at the time, the M2250….no that’s not my purse!

Myself holding an M2616 at the Purdue Union Club front desk.

Myself holding an M2616 at the Purdue Union Club front desk.

The Nortel Meridian SL100 in 1997 just after installation.

The Nortel Meridian SL100 in 1997 just after installation.

The Purdue Digital Phone training room.

The Purdue Digital Phone training room.

My desk at McCutcheon hall complete with an ancient 386 computer a  still modern looking M8417 and a Rotary and Alicia Silverstone in the background.

My desk at McCutcheon hall complete with an ancient 386 computer a still modern looking M8417 and a Rotary and Alicia Silverstone in the background.

Joe hard at work on my desk designing buildings for class and using an M9417 set.

Joe hard at work on my desk designing buildings for class and using an M9417 set.

Old GTD 4600 PABX wood grain answering position before cutover to SL100.

Old GTD 4600 PABX wood grain answering position before cutover to SL100.

New Purdue high tech phones 1997.

New Purdue high tech phones 1997.

My Mom and Dad and a Nortel poster in the background at SW262 Cary Quad 1998.

My Mom and Dad and a Nortel poster in the background at SW262 Cary Quad 1998.

a typical Purdue answering position in 1997.

a typical Purdue answering position in 1997.

Last day on my switchboard job at Purdue before graduation 1999 and a cake that Guns and Roses Izzy Stradlin's Mom Sonja baked for me, she was an operator at Purdue with me.

Last day on my switchboard job at Purdue before graduation 1999 and a cake that Guns and Roses Izzy Stradlin’s Mom Sonja baked for me, she was an operator at Purdue with me.

Last day on my switchboard job at Purdue before graduation 1999

Last day on my switchboard job at Purdue before graduation 1999

The other phone guy of the 2 guys and their phones....tinkering with a phone in my dorm room 1996

The other phone guy of the 2 guys and their phones….tinkering with a phone in my dorm room 1996

Joe (myself) and Derek in our Cary Quad dorm room, notice the M9417 in the lower left corner.  We even had a speaker that could page the hot girls walking past the building.

Joe (myself) and Derek in our Cary Quad dorm room, notice the M9417 in the lower left corner. We even had a speaker that could page the hot girls walking past the building.

Neighbor Chris Singleton 1997 using his Nortel M8003 phone.

Neighbor Chris Singleton 1997 using his Nortel M8003 phone.

Even ancient Cary Quad had a fancy high tech M2616 in 1999.

Even ancient Cary Quad had a fancy high tech M2616 in 1999.

My friends that I worked with at Union Club Hotel in 1998 knew my passion for phones, lol.

My friends that I worked with at Union Club Hotel in 1998 knew my passion for phones, lol.

Old Purdue Switchboard before Cutover in 1996-GTD 4600 PABX.

Old Purdue Switchboard before Cutover in 1996-GTD 4600 PABX.

Nortel SL100 Switchboard Console Lead Operator Position 1997

Nortel SL100 Switchboard Console Lead Operator Position 1997

My Dorm Room at Purdue with a M8417

My Dorm Room at Purdue with a M8417

My 21st Birthday and Nortel M9417 at Cary Quad SW262 Purdue University

My 21st Birthday and Nortel M9417 at Cary Quad SW262 Purdue University