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- September -
26
2014

The Reluctant Shareholder and Other Tales Surrounding Telalink's Merger Agreement

As the summer of 1999 neared an end, so, too, did the independent life of Telalink Corporation. A “novel-thick” merger agreement with PSINet was nearing its final draft stage. Amidst the fine details being reviewed and re-reviewed, the Telalink leadership had to settle on a few things before we could sign the agreement and close the deal.

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- December -
23
2013

Farewell to Misty: the Unwanted Christmas Kitty

My cat, Misty, died at 2:00 am on August 10, 2013, my 47th birthday. I wrote a lot of what follows as she lay dying next to me on the bed. I wasn’t able to finish and I put it aside until this week, the 20th anniversary of the day that we were united. I thought I would take a break from my current stories about Telalink and post what I couldn’t bring myself to do on the day she died.

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tbconner
tbconner May 5, 2014 at 1:03PM
PSINEt Adventures- "Why Don't We Just Take Him Out and Shoot Him?"
Thanks Tim and yes! Please add your own stories. I need to update the post that I dedicated to...
Tim Duggan
Tim Duggan May 5, 2014 at 12:48PM
PSINEt Adventures- "Why Don't We Just Take Him Out and Shoot Him?"
This is great Thomas. Both interesting and a bit cathartic. I look forward to the next...
tbconner
tbconner May 3, 2014 at 2:11PM
PSINEt Adventures- "Why Don't We Just Take Him Out and Shoot Him?"
I'm thinking about the closing now.....a reluctant minority shareholder, the trip to NYC, the...
tbconner
tbconner May 3, 2014 at 2:09PM
PSINEt Adventures- "Why Don't We Just Take Him Out and Shoot Him?"
Thanks, Bryan! I promise, the next "episode" will be here much sooner.
Bryan Huddleston
Bryan Huddleston May 3, 2014 at 2:08PM
PSINEt Adventures- "Why Don't We Just Take Him Out and Shoot Him?"
Love the Nashville technology history here. Having been a Telalink customer back in the day,...

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