Voicemail Sucks!

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NIKON D70 - 1/320 sec, f8 at 98mm

Bloody hell I hate voice mail. It's a technology that should not exist. Voice mail should be beaten to death with a stick.

It occured to me today why voicemail was invented. It's so that cell phone companies can charge for unanswered calls! They realized they had maxed out the opportunities to bill people for actually talking to each other on the phone, so looked around at what else they could bill for. Some marketing whiz said, "hey, how about we bill people when the call wasn't answered". "Ripper" said marketing whiz number 2 and so they visited a geek who coded up voicemail. Now every time I call Gabba to see what's for dinner, I end up not hanging up in time and get the start of her voicemail message, which means I pay for the call to talk to no one.

Then the cunning bastard thought "How about we make the ring time so short that the average person can't get to the phone in time so we make them always leave a message". "Ripper" said marketing whiz number 2.

Learnt a few more things in Photoshop, so tried them out on the photo with marginal success.

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Posted: Thursday, 26 May, 2005 18:08

Captured: 2005:04:16 16:44:16

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  • Bloodddyyhell is right! Wondering if anyone else in the universe hates voice mail as much as I do. You don't yet but you have potential. The child is gorgeous. The photography is good but I don't see any shopping going on. Ave a naice daay.
    graydon briggs - Tuesday, 31 January, 2006 13:33

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