Sunday, September 11, 2005


No, not remote crapping, but an answering machine that intercepts telemarketers and holds virtual conversations with them.

Although this is a great idea, I have a feeling that it will escalate the war of technology and we'll soon face computerized telemarketers that can't be distinguished from human ones. This puts the entire telemarketer job market at risk! We need a LAW or SOMETHING!

Seriously, though, I predict that we really don't need spam on our telephone system.

From Make:

"Are you tired of answering the phone only to find a telemarketer on the other end and wish you could make them as angry as you feel? Now you can build your own answering system that carries on a virtual conversation with the telemarketer and drives them nuts. The Telecrapper 2000 (TC2K) is a computerized system designed to both intercept incoming Telemarketing calls on the first ring, and then carry on a virtual conversation with the telemarketer. The site also features phone calls the device has carried out with telemarketers. Thanks Jay! Link. "

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