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Cellphones do just about everything now: they access the internet, take photographs, send text messages and so on.
But phones are for putting noise right into another persons ear. And sometimes you want a noise you cant make. For this: the Quack Button. When hit, instead of a the person on the
other end hearing a beep, they hear a loud Quack.
The Quack would be the default setting. It would be possible to download other sounds off the internet. One could have entire Spike Jones-like conversations composed of nonword sounds.
credit for the QB to one BH, who told me her idea for it today.
Another company famous for its duck. Download the screensaver hear it. [phoenix, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]
They have fantastic parties
[thumbwax, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]
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||<Quack/> Sounds good to me <Aooooooga/>
||Could double as a relief button for hypochondriacs in public spaces. Just press the quack button and a genuine faux doctor answers and soothes your worries.
||is Moo an option? who said that?
||bungston: I need a "raspberry" button - not because I can't make one, but for when I respond over-honestly to what the other person says, I can say "Oops, pressed the wrong button, sorry".
jutta: that's sweet. Shows the enormous power of subtlety in advertising.
phoenix: funniest is the latest ad, where the duck *doesn't* quack (it's too busy watching a Vegas floor show).
||You're kidding me. You can't make a quack noise? You want a phone to do this for you?
||+ My Sister regularly phones me and starts the conversation either with a Belch or a <chicken> B'kaaaaark!</chicken>
I need the QB to even things up.
||I have this suspicion that just about everything you do in public drives people crazy. ;)
||//pull cord talking farm animal noise toys// I think toddlers have cell phones these days, so I suppose you could combine them.