RE: If you don't want people to know your age...

Subject: RE: If you don't want people to know your age...
From: "Susan Hogarth" <shogarth -at- scimetrika -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2006 16:04:44 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mlist -at- safenet-inc -dot- com [mailto:mlist -at- safenet-inc -dot- com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2006 3:26 PM
> To: shogarth -at- scimetrika -dot- com; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: If you don't want people to know your age...
> Susan Hogarth [mailto:shogarth -at- scimetrika -dot- com]
> > ... but there's really NO reason each
> > person shouldn't
> > have a unique email account (possible exception: children).
> >
> > Frankly I don't see much use for household phone numbers for very much
> > longer; I think as people get away from landline usage they
> > will become as
> > scarce as household email addys - and good riddance!
> Certainly businesses will want to keep, if not landlines,
> then "household" phone numbers.

[SJH] Of course.

> They're useful at home too, for when you want
> to talk to anybody who answers and don't want
> to be bothered calling each family member in
> turn, only to talk to their voicemail, or to
> find out that they're answering from the mall
> or the office and can't check if you turned off the stove...

[SJH] Well, yes; it's useful for the -caller-, but not necessarily for the
person at the house. But for now, I think many families will still keep
household numbers.

> I think that there are lots of occasions when you
> want to call a location and not a specific person,
[SJH] Sure. But I may not be willing to *be* that 'location' for anyone
willing to just talk to a location.

One thing that unnerves me, though, is when I *want* someone's voicemail
(just to leave a message), and the person answers. At that point you can
hardly say "Umm, please hang up and let me talk to your voicemail." :)

Oh, and another disconcerting experience: when the *wrong person* answers a
cell call - a spouse or child or friend picks up a cell belonging to the
person you *expect* to hear. When I pick up someone else's cell, I try to be
obvious: "This is Mary's phone, but this isn't Mary!" but I've babbled on
for a few minutes before wondering why my friend's voice sounds 'weird' (I
am bad with voice recognition...) when in fact I was talking to another
friend :-/

- Susan


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