Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ham Radio - Make my computer talk to your computer

My father-in-law has been a ham for 50+ years. When talking about packet or digital modes, he often remarks that he doesn't want to make "my computer talk to your computer."

Gary Hoffman, KB0H, takes that idea to its logical conclusion:
"What if I died? Would anyone actually notice? My website would still be there. People might still send me e-mail. Various answering machines would still respond with my voice. The APRS station in my shack would keep on pumping out my call sign.

None of those machines was me, of course. They weren’t alive. They didn't have personalities."

Via The Amateur Amateur: Virtually There

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