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April 8, 2014

Lookback: some thoughts on the answering machine

From 2004:

"The only modern inventions that have been of any real use to me are the typewriter and the Pullman car," H.L. Mencken told a reporter for Life in 1946. Kurt Andersen asked me the other day whether I thought Mencken would have taken to blogging. I think it's possible (just), but I'm absolutely sure he would have bought an answering machine. I've used one for the past quarter-century, and I can't imagine how I ever got through the day without it. I even bought my septuagenarian mother her first answering machine...

Read the whole thing here.

Posted April 8, 2014 11:00 AM

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