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.

(rant, sorry)

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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