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Once upon a time answering machines were considered strange and dumbfounding.

Wilmington News Journal - Mar 31, 1956

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Apr 18, 2024
     Category: Technology | Telephones | 1950s

There's a humorous recorded interaction between an operator and a person who never experienced an
answering machine before. I don't think the operator did either but it makes for a humorous recording that the Asylum Choir put on their record:

Late 60s, which I thought was pretty early for an answer machine recording to appear on an album. I think the Mothers Of Invention also have one too
Posted by S. Norman on 04/18/24 at 11:03 AM

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