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A brief history of communication (and the important role PM has played).

COMMUNICATIONS THROUGH THE AGES HAS BEEN A TWO-STEP PROCESS.

FIRST, GET THE ATTENTION OF THE PERSON YOU WISH TO COMMUNICATE WITH.

SECOND DELIVER THE MESSAGE CLEARLY.

BOTH OF THESE STEPS REQUIRE PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE TO ENSURE THEY ARE ACHIEVED.

TODAY, WE WILL EXAMINE THE HISTORY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND THE VITAL ROLE THAT PM PLAYED IN THE PROCESS.

UGH.

UGH?

OWW!

HERE WE HAVE A CASE WHERE ATTENTION WAS GOTTEN, BUT THE MESSAGE WAS NOT CLEARLY DELIVERED BECAUSE PM WAS NOT DONE.

NOW LET'S SEE THAT SAME SCENE AGAIN, BUT WITH STONE TABLET PM.

It's SPRING IN THE HILLS OF THE SOUTHWEST ...

... AND A YOUNG BRAVE'S FANCY HAS TURNED TO ROMANCE.

HE US ATTEMPTING TO TELL SUE ON A DISTANT HILL "I LOVE YOU."

HE HAS HER ATTENTION, BUT WILL A LACK OF BLANKET PM LET HIM DOWN?

GOOD PM CAN PATCH A BROKEN ROMANCE, TOO.

RUN UP THE "WE ARE FRIENDS" SIGNAL FLAG, BOS'N...

... AND LET 'EM KNOW WE ARE NOT THE ENEMY!

AYE, SIR!

IT LOOKS LIKE A LACK OF FLAG PM MAY HAVE GARBLED THIS MESSAGE. LET'S SEE IF THAT'S THE CASE

A LACK OF PM WILL LEAVE YOU UP TO YOUR NECK IN HOT (OR COLD) WATER!

IN THE AGE OF IRON SHIPS, FOG IS THE MENACE

THIS FOG IS THICKER THAN PEA SOUP.

WHERE IS THAT DURN LIGHTHOUSE LIGHT?

AT THE LIGHTHOUSE ...

... THE KEEPER IS HAVING PROBLEMS.

I SHOULD'VE REPLACED THESE BURNED-OUT BULBS BEFORE

YOU'LL NEVER SEE THE LIGHT WITHOUT PM ON COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT.

PULL UP! STAY DOWN!

PULL UP!

PULL UP! STAY DOWN!

STAY DOWN!

P-

PULL PM!

MAYBE IF I'D PULLED PM ...

... I WOULDA NOTICED MY BROKEN MICROPHONE CABLE

WHEN PM TAKES FLIGHT YOU DON'T!

EVER SINCE CELLPHONES BECAME POPULAR, IT'S BECOME SO EASY FOR PEOPLE TO CALL THAT WE'VE CUT OUR CONTEST TIME DOWN TO ONE MINUTE!

WHO'S TODAY'S LUCKY LISTENER? IT'S JIM DOE OF BOGOTA, NEW JERSEY

THAT'S ME!!

OKAY, JIM ... GOTCHER CELLPHONE? YOU HAVE SIXTY SECONDS TO CALL US AND WIN $10,000! STARTING ...

... NOW!!

HOLY MACKERAL! I BETTER PULL OFF THE ROAD!

HELLO! IT'S ME! JIM DOE! HELLO??

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PHONE?

NOOOO!

THE LEAST A LACK OF PM WILL COST IS MONEY. THE MOST? WELL ... YOU FILL IN THE BLANK.

THE LAST CHAPTERS OF THIS COMMUNICATIONS STORY HAVE NOT BEEN WRITTEN.

THEY ARE BEING LIVED OUT ON THE BATTLEFIELD, BY YOU, THE FRONT-LINE SOLDIER, EVERY DAY.

ONE THING WE ALL CAN BE CERTAIN OF: PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE ON COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT IS NOT AN OPTION.

PM MUST BE DONE AND DONE WELL IN ORDER TO ENSURE SURVIVAL ON THE MODERN BATTLEFIELD.

HISTORY HAS SHOWN US THAT, UNLIKE THESE LAST EIGHT PAGES, A FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE IS NO LAUGHING MATTER.
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Title Annotation:preventive maintenance
Publication:PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 1, 2005
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