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Things that go beep 18 May 2009

Posted by cooperatoby in Uncategorized.
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How would I manage if I were deaf? Critical moments of my life seem to be ruled by things that go beep. In decreasing order of irritation:

· answerphone when someone has rung while you’re out
· microwave if you don’t catch it in time
· oven timer when you lean against the cooker accidentally
· distant computer when the person you are talking to on the phone is playing with his or her computer instead of talking back
· indecipherable station announcements
· alarm clock as you set it
· mobile phone when you receive an SMS
· mobile phone when it wants charging – this one a very mournful cheep that is harder to resist than a tamagochi
· camera as you search endless menus
· computer when you hit the wrong key
· tram doors about to close
· OV chipkaart when you check in and out of the bus
· doorbell

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