We had buildings in N.J. or Delaware hooked up and I could read the temperatures 500 miles away. We also had them in a number of office building all around DC and I could go from building to building checking temps, etc.
Originally posted by ozone drone
It was 1979 when my bosses at Honeywell said "Look at this screen ....The information being displayed are temperatures of different office areas of the Mountain Bell building in Rock Springs" (200 miles away) ....we can turn pumps on and off from here or the lights". I thought I was witnessing science fiction.