The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

10 June 2005

Dial M for Me

Warren Bell proposes a new telecom service:

Find Me is a telecom service that provides you with one phone number that you give to everyone. Then you tell Find Me where you want to be contacted at any given moment in the day. Getting into the car? Call Find Me's toll-free number, enter a PIN (not a PIN number, because that would be a Personal Identification Number number, and boy does that irk me, just like ATM machine), and tell Find Me to route all calls to your cell. Or program Find Me with a schedule, so that all calls at 8 AM routinely start going to the cell, at 9 AM to the office and so forth. Tell Find Me which numbers should always go to the office, or which should go to voicemail (mother-in-law. Oops. Was that out loud?). Your friends and family can have an emergency code that allows them to try all of your phones until you are found. And Find Me will automatically recognize a fax machine and send it to your fax.

And you only ever have to give out one phone number for the rest of your life.

Well, okay, but I'm not buying unless there's some way to turn the SOB off entirely. I mean, Judith H. Christ, I may not want to be available to the whole freaking world 24/7/365.

Posted at 2:56 PM to Entirely Too Cool


Indeed.

And while we're on the aside that is worthy of its own post, don't forget VIN number.

Posted by: Jay at 9:39 PM on 10 June 2005

How about a program called "Don't Find Me"?

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 9:57 PM on 10 June 2005

I'd give it my cellphone number, and then toss the cellphone in a handy lake.

Posted by: McGehee at 9:28 AM on 11 June 2005