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Talking Talks Volumes

Do you recall those experiments with Tin Cans and String?  You remember, where you could hear the person at the other end almost more clearly without the can to your ear? Prior to our marriage, my then fiancée and I spent most of two years 700 miles apart.  As a student, I was skint, so we could only afford the long distance phone calls once each fortnight.  Before the popularisation of the home PC, initially we relied on letters to communicate.  While these had the great advantage of being there to read and re-read (and when you’re in love, re-reading is done a lot), the letter didn’t always convey the nuances that a conversation would communicate.  We decided to experiment with recording a cassette tape to each other once a week.  Once we had got over the initial hurdle of …

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