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Re: Hypothetical SxS Question

DevilsPGD (
Wed, 14 Dec 2005 01:59:32 -0700

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> Joe Morris wrote:

>> And I'm sure you remember the little "dial lock" gizmos that were
>> clamped into the "1" fingerhole and were supposed to keep people from
>> making outbound calls on an unattended office telephone? It seems
>> that nobody ever thought about dialing with the switchhook -- or just
>> banging away with ten or more pulses and asking the operator for
>> assistance.

> I think it was pretty difficult for most people to tap in accurately a
> seven digit number. If you're timing was the least bit off any part
> of the way you had to start over. You also risked discovery while
> doing it.

A little bit of experience and it wasn't too hard to do it correctly
the majority of the time. The rest of the time you'd just apologize
for misdialing.

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