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Tardigradeparty (Tardigradeparty)
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Posted on Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 1:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Don't get me wrong, I'm a great fan of the digital age, but that time the low-tech solution was the only way.
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Communication relevant? Transportation? Academics (re the title)?
Tardigradeparty (Tardigradeparty)
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Communication relevant? yes, very Transportation? not particularly Academics (re the title) this happened when I was in college, but I hadn't actually thought of that when making the title?
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Phone calls relevant? E-mail? Snail mail? Texting?
Tardigradeparty (Tardigradeparty)
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Phone calls relevant? this E-mail? Snail mail? Texting? and this
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iz could only maik call, nawt textin?
Tardigradeparty (Tardigradeparty)
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iz could only maik call, nawt textin? close!
Balin (Balin)
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The "solution": making a call? And not texting?
Are cell phone plans relevant? Secrets?
Tardigradeparty (Tardigradeparty)
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The "solution": making a call? And not texting? neither
Are cell phone plans relevant? Secrets? no
Balin (Balin)
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Did the "solution" involve using a cell phone? Using another communication device?
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Could you only text, not make a call? Landline vs. cell phone relevant? Rotary dial phone? Do you even know what that is?
Tardigradeparty (Tardigradeparty)
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Did the "solution" involve using a cell phone? Using another communication device? no

Could you only text, not make a call? this Landline vs. cell phone relevant? Rotary dial phone? so neither of these Do you even know what that is? I think my grandma had one
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Telegraphy relevant? Morse code?
Tardigradeparty (Tardigradeparty)
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Telegraphy relevant? Morse code? neither
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Did you have to leave a note? To go over and speak to the person?
Tardigradeparty (Tardigradeparty)
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Did you have to leave a note? no To go over and speak to the person? yope
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Did you have to: go over? Speak? Shout? Wave? To a person? To more than one?
Tardigradeparty (Tardigradeparty)
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Did you have to: go over? Speak? Shout? this Wave? To a person? this To more than one?
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Could you not call because of: network issues? Phone issues? Noisy surroundings? Did you send a message? But the person didn't hear the signal? Because of the noise?
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Could you not call because of: network issues? Phone issues? this- I could only text because I had gotten caught in the rain about a week prior and my phone got damaged Noisy surroundings? Did you send a message? But the person didn't hear the signal? Because of the noise?
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was a text message inappropriate for the message you needed to give? because there was a danger the message could have been misinterpreted? was voice tone important to your message? did the discussion involve more than two people?
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was a text message inappropriate for the message you needed to give? because there was a danger the message could have been misinterpreted? was voice tone important to your message? did the discussion involve more than two people? none of these
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Did the person you wanted to communicate with also have a phone problem? have no mobile phone at all? so you could have sent a text message if you'd wanted to?
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was the message a marriage proposal? dumping someone?

is language relevant?
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was the recipient blind?
Tardigradeparty (Tardigradeparty)
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Did the person you wanted to communicate with also have a phone problem? have no mobile phone at all? so you could have sent a text message if you'd wanted to? no

was the message a marriage proposal? dumping someone? neither

is language relevant? no

was the recipient blind? yes!

So all we're missing is one detail- why couldn't I just go knock on her door?
Shez (Shez)
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was she also deaf?

would she not have answered a knock on the door for security reasons?

did you not want to be seen going to the door? was there something preventing you from approaching the door?
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was she also deaf?

would she not have answered a knock on the door for security reasons?

did you not want to be seen going to the door? was there something preventing you from approaching the door?
Tardigradeparty (Tardigradeparty)
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was she also deaf? no

would she not have answered a knock on the door for security reasons? no

did you not want to be seen going to the door? no was there something preventing you from approaching the door? this
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was there a big dog between you and the door?

did you not know which door to go to?
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was there a big dog between you and the door? no

did you not know which door to go to? no
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Was there an object in the way? A person? An animal? Or was something missing?
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Was there an object in the way? you could call it that A person? An animal? Or was something missing? in a way; this is the closest

Remember the theme of barriers caused by technology
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Was the only way to get to her door to use an elevator? and the elevator was out of order at the time?
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Was the only way to get to her door to use an elevator? and the elevator was out of order at the time? no, but OTRT
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Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 12:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was it an entryphone system which wasn't working?
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was it an entryphone system which wasn't working? Close enough for a

SPOILER

One time when I was in college, I promised to help a friend move, since I had a car and she was moving into my complex. We agreed to get started Saturday morning at 10. Being college students, we went out partying the previous night, and while I chugged a couple energy drinks and hauled myself over there only a little late, she was still passed out cold in bed. I thought to call and wake her up, but I had gotten caught in the rain and my phone got damaged, so I could only send texts. This was a significant problem given that the friend in question is blind. I tried texting anyway just in case it would make a sound on her phone, but she didn't have a texting plan (this was just before smartphones hit the mainstream) so that didn't work. I tried texting a mutual friend to have him call her, but he typically didn't wake up until noon on weekends so that got us nowhere as well. I couldn't knock on her door because her building had restricted access that required a certain RFID chip embedded in your student ID- which, not living in the building myself, I didn't have. There was a call box that you could use to ask an RA for access, which would have been great if it wasn't broken.

This went on for about 45 minutes until I thought to just throw pebbles at her window and shout for her to wake up.
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Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 1:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

the old fashioned ways are often the best!

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