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May 13, 2009

bookofjoe MoneyMaker®™© — OpenLine


Since forever I've enjoyed staying on the line after the person on the other end of the phone conversation says "Good-bye," thinking they hung up — but didn't.

With the advent of cellphones as opposed to antediluvian wired iterations, it's much more likely to result in an open line.

When people put the phone in their pocket or bag and then go about their business, you hear all kinds of great stuff.

OK joe, enough about your nosey parker habits — cut to the chase already.

All right.

The idea is that using a Vonage or Skype-like interface, you leave your computer open to any and all who choose to listen, and in return get to listen in on someone else's location.

No one knows who they're listening to or where in the world they are, so you might get some language you haven't a clue about.

The premium version would let you pick a country and maybe more.

Nice, eh?

All yours for free.

Worth every penny you paid for it.

Wait a minute....

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I always love the open line...I have a friend who's phone always accidentally dials me and I'll hear ANGRY ANGRY screams of "GET OUT OF MY WAY YOU FLIPPING STUFF AND STUFF" and death threats and some pretty foul language that this young lady generally acts appalled when she hears it in public, but seemingly is coming out of her phone.

I'll listen for a couple of minutes to see if she is alright, and then hang up and call back a few minutes later.

Almost always, it is a calm voice answering and I ask if everything is alright..."Why Yes Clifyt. Why Would You Ask?" No reason...

It is like watching animals in their natural environment when they think no one else is watching...

Posted by: clifyt | May 14, 2009 9:11:43 AM

International House of Party Line.
Nothin's changed.

Posted by: Flautist | May 13, 2009 7:49:27 PM

Can you tell us more of this "EAR" Enjoy Audio Reconnaissance?

Posted by: Joe Peach | May 13, 2009 5:46:27 PM

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