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August 20, 2003 5:52 AM   Subscribe

Midnight voicejail: "It's partially about a bunch of 20-somethings, stuck in the pre-web very work-oriented suburbia world of Silicon Valley during the 80's and 90's. They took over various voicemail systems and used them as their main social and creative outlet. They came to be known as 'voicejailers'." Their radio shows are pretty amazing. Do people out there still do stuff like this, or are "flash mobs" as good as the internet era gets?
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posted by stew560 at 6:32 AM on August 20, 2003

I was a 20-something in pre-web Silicon Valley, and never heard of this. Not to say it didn't happen, but the scale was probably small. There was a lot of voicemail hacking back then, but it was mostly either vandalism (there weren't yet websites to deface), or criminal. The place I worked in '86 had its voicemail system hacked at least once.
posted by dws at 7:26 AM on August 20, 2003

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