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Old 02-02-2019, 09:15 PM   #1
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Get Smart fans - " I Demand the Cone of Silence "

Just great, a phone booth inside the office for business use, or , for chatting with a Mistress or Beau without everyone in the office hearing.

https://getroom.com/
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:51 PM   #2
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My first thought is that some will plot to use it for amorous reasons.
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Old 02-02-2019, 10:23 PM   #3
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Sure looks better than this one, which I photographed recently at a local strip mall.

Hadn't seen a phone booth in so long, I thought I should record it for posterity despite its lack of a working phone and the fact that it is weirdly pink. Public phone booths are fast becoming an anachronism AFAIK. I don't think this one has worked in at least a decade.
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I confess, I did it, now let me out!!!!

I'm claustrophobic, that thing looks horrible. I thought I was a dignified person until I was put into an MRI machine. That turned out not to be the case.

I keep my office door OPEN. On another note, if my job required me to go into that: it would immediately resolve any hesitation with regard to ER.
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I don't see the use case for this. Who actually talks to people using their voice any more? Just chat via text. Well, maybe in a bar, when you want to make it sound like you're actually working late at the office....as long as the other party doesn't use your 'find my phone' feature...
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What? What? I can’t hear you!
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I don't see the use case for this. Who actually talks to people using their voice any more? Just chat via text. Well, maybe in a bar, when you want to make it sound like you're actually working late at the office....as long as the other party doesn't use your 'find my phone' feature...
They are putting them in airports and WeWork type offices. The uses are less nefarious than is being discussed here. Essentially, you want privacy to discuss sensitive business deals. You rent the space. Has wifi, charging station etc.

far less elegant than the "cone of silence". Works better too I am sure.
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Also quite useful for one of those splendid profanity laced angry shouting teleconferences.

Never experienced this at last job ( Megacity), but long ago at Megacorp , those meetings were not uncommon.

At " Megacity" The dirty , nasty stuff was always in person.
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I don't see the use case for this.
Me either. Just close your office door; problem solved.

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Who actually talks to people using their voice any more? Just chat via text.
I trust you're joking.
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Me either. Just close your office door; problem solved.
It is intended for office environments where few if any, have an enclosed office. Boeing, and others, back at the turn of the century ( 2000 ) tried the concept of no permanent offices, just semi cubicles, with a laptop docking station and a locker called " Your Personal Harbor ". A neighbor working at that site said most disliked it.

No idea if Boeing still does this in non classified work spaces, but open office environments are common
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Or if you're a White House cabinet member.
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As a refugee from cubical office space, I can certainly see the use case.

There's a commercial out there (forget who it's for) where a woman is on her phone and apparently her boyfriend is breaking up with her. All the other cubes are occupied by prairie dogs who pop up when she's looking away, and spreading the gossip.

On the other hand, some over-the-cubicle phone conversations are pretty entertaining. I worked next to a guy who should have gone into stand-up comedy. He'd have me rolling on the floor some days.
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The last time I worked in a office building, around 2000, we were all in cubicles except for managers, and they built a few closet phone booths. I used them a couple of times, but there was an echo in there, and it was kind of clausterphobic even with a window on the door. Better than having a personal conversation in your cube, but it still wasn't good.
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I trust you're joking.

Not in the least! I almost never use voice, but the kids who don't know what life was like before smartphones talk even less. Everyone wants unlimited data but could care less about talk minutes.
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We got two of those phone rooms with the new addition about 1-2 years ago. I've never seen anyone use them.
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One way looking out , or one way looking in ?
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One way looking out , or one way looking in ?


Yes!

I guess it could be a configurable option with remote?
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When I left work it left my office open. Those who used to work for me now use it for small meetings and making calls. Good for them. Much better than a phone booth, but no way better than the cone of silence.

BTW, did you know Craig and Shelia broke up? I love that GIECO ad.
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