I have a telephone instrument on my desk. I rarely use it. Most of the calls I get are recruiters, evil telemarketers, and wrong numbers. I mostly communicate with people using email, im, and the old reliable f2f. The office phone is as useful to me as a typewriter, Lamson tube, or telegraph key.
— Douglas Crockford (via azspot).
There’s a phone next to my desk. I don’t know the extension. It usually says “Incoming Call :002”. I have no idea what that means.
If you call, I won’t hear it, because I wear headphones all day. I won’t see the blinking light, because the phone’s not important enough to be placed within my field of vision. I don’t know if I have voicemail service, but if I do, I have no idea what you’ll hear as the outgoing message, and I don’t know how to retrieve messages.
I have no idea how to call the office from outside. I don’t know the phone number. I’ve worked here for 2 years and have never needed it.