Sunday, April 13, 2008



Verizon is not, it seems, all bad. In this story, right in my neighbourhood, they came through:

IRVINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — An 80-year-old man can hear his late wife’s voice again, any time he wants.

Verizon has recovered a lost message recorded by Charles Whiting’s wife, Catherine, before her death in 2005.

When Verizon upgraded the man’s telephone service, his wife’s voice disappeared from his voicemail system. The message said “Catherine Whiting,” and her husband said he listened to it every day for comfort.

Company spokesman John Bonomo said Tuesday that a contractor found the recording in an archive and restored it to the new voicemail system.

Charles Whiting says he’s very happy.

Pointers to this fortnight’s blog carnivals:

Unfortunately, Ken seems to be dropping the Carnival of the Decline of Democracy, as he threatened at the end of the last edition. I’m guessing he’s not getting enough input for it. If it comes back, I’ll put it back into this periodic list. [It came back, a month later.]

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