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Sweet Sixteen

April 8, 2008

Sixteen ideas left. Twelve of them mine. Who will win?

I’ve put the sweet sixteen up on this blog. This is where the men (West Virginia) get separated from the boys (Duke). Vote to determine my future and the future of the known world.

I haven’t been voting unless there’s been a tie, and a few of the results have disappointed me. One that comes to mind lately is the call waiting button. The idea behind this is that if you’re on the phone, or if you just can’t answer your phone, you click one button, and the person on the other line hears a pre-recorded message that says something like, “Hey, I’ll call you back in a few minutes.” In doing that, you let the caller know that you’re almost ready to talk, but not quite. I don’t know about you, but there are so many times when I can’t take the call at that exact second, but I can take it a minute or two later. But if they’re calling from a land line and they’re leaving a message for me, when you call them back, you get a busy signal. So they you have to check your messages to see what’s up, which takes up precious minutes, and maybe you completely forget to call the person back. I especially could use this at work when I’m on my work phone and my cell phone rings.

Anyway, I may pursue that idea despite the votes. But it won’t be my primary goal. You’ll determine that. Vote by Thursday.

(Sidenote: I’m disappointed that somehow I didn’t finish the March of Mad Ideas before March Madness ended. I’m such a hypocrite.)

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