Friday, June 17, 2011

Talking to a Computer

6/15/11 |  1:27pm

While in the car driving home from my half-day at work, an automated message calls to confirm my appointment between 2-5pm, but disconnects midway through the message.  This moment of communication breakdown, I would later come to realize, is what dramatists call “foreshadowing.”   (Call length- 0:08)
6/15/11  |  2:02pm
The automated message calls again, and gives me the option of “Press 1 to cancel appointment.  Press 2 to keep the appointment.”  I press 2, very deliberately.  “Thank you for using Comcast,” the voice says, and ends the call.  (Call Length: 0:48)

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