Mailing Recorded Messages Was Once an Actual Alterative To Long Distance Phone Charges

Sherman, set the wayback machine to ridiculous because back in 1967, Smith-Corona—best known for its typewriters—actually sold a device called the Mail Call. What did it do? Let users record messages on small cartridges and mail them to anyone with a matching device. » 10/01/12 4:40pm 10/01/12 4:40pm

Is There a Single Good Reason to Leave Voicemail?

Why do people leave voicemail? To annoy me? Us? There is absolutely no point, as far as I can tell. If you want to tell me something, and I'm not picking up my phone, send a text. At this point, voicemail is nothing more than an anxiety inducing surprise package. A red bubble of the unknown—that inevitably is left… » 7/06/12 9:10pm 7/06/12 9:10pm