OT: old farts recollecting -- Re: ASR1002
Jeroen van Aart
jeroen at mompl.net
Sat Apr 17 04:19:31 CDT 2010
gordon b slater wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-01-19 at 11:00 -0500, Jim Mercer wrote:
>> for days now, i've been trying to remember a quotation, which i vaguely seem
>> "the telephone, once commonly available in cities, ...."
>> ring a bell for anyone?
> Maybe it was a Gopher thing?
> This newfangled Googly-thing finds nothing - it'll never catch on.
Ever noticed how a call to a cellphone in the next town sounds
consistently horrible, yet a landline call to "farawayistan" sounds like
it's coming from next door? Damn 3kbps vocoders...
Jeroen (who still makes frequent landline-2-landline calls to
"farawayistan" and is not yet an old fart(?))
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