In our rapid march toward the day when we never actually have to talk directly to another human being, Voice Mail Transcription is great step forward. Now, we don't even have to listen to recordings of human voices! Those pesky callers just show up as text in your inbox.
Some might think it unfortunate that the technology of automated transcription isn't quite up to the complexity of speech or the vagaries of cellular audio fidelity, but not me. The inadvertent and randomly surreal poetry of it may just be its best feature.
Remember the old children's game "Telephone" where one child whispers a message to the next child, who whispers it to the next and so on? The end result was always hilariously transmogrified from the original message.
Now technology has eliminated the middle man (or children, as it were) and with greatly improved efficiency, done the whole thing in one step.
Now, instead of simply ignoring phone messages, I can be amused by them first.
26 hilarious voice mail transcriptions from my inbox:
How to vote
Vote-by-mail ballot request deadline: Varies by state
For the Nov 3 election: States are making it easier for citizens to vote absentee by mail this year due to the coronavirus. Each state has its own rules for mail-in absentee voting. Visit your state election office website to find out if you can vote by mail.Get more information
In-person early voting dates: Varies by state
Sometimes circumstances make it hard or impossible for you to vote on Election Day. But your state may let you vote during a designated early voting period. You don't need an excuse to vote early. Visit your state election office website to find out whether they offer early voting.My Election Office
General Election: Nov 3, 2020
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