‘Found this today in a building...’

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Credit: Reddit user riahc3 via Imgur

A Redditor submitted this picture to the section of that site that is devoted to networking.

“I think this is more of a network cabling thing,” he writes. “I mean the installation isn’t that old to find something like this but ... personally speechless to find this in a modern building.” Here’s the full picture:

092815blog pots lines full Reddit user riahc3 via Imgur

What is it?

So what is it?

“That's 8 perfectly usable POTS lines :),” offers one not-exactly-sure forum participant. “At least, that's what makes the most sense (so that's probably not it!)”

Followed by a more confident contributor:

“No, that's probably it. Surely, good God, that's it. EDIT: Maybe eight vintage machines on token ring?”

They’ll get no argument from me.

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