Does anyone besides me remember that AT&T was forced to break apart years ago by the government because they had a monopoly on telecommunications? It doesn't seem like it, as the FCC (or Freaky Communications Clowns) have just approved AT&T's acquisition of Bell South. I'm sure it's all part of an insidious plan that went into motion as soon as they were busted up. Just a couple of years ago they gobbled up Southwestern Bell (which had changed its name to the acronym SBC shortly before THEY consumed Pacific Bell in Northern California.) I'm not sure how much more they have to go, but it won't be long before we're staring the resurrected purveyor of all telephony square in the face again. Once again we're forced to ask who watches the watchdogs who are supposed to keep this from happening?