Comments: Deep inside the intercom

i always sign my work. hahahaha. your tinkerings never cease to amaze me. :)

Posted by Jen da Purse Ho at March 27, 2007 11:37 PM

I love that! Thanks for sharing! I don't sign my work. Or ever remember signing my work. Maybe it's a sense of "nothing ever comes out as good as I imagined it" so I'm afraid to 'own' it.

Posted by P-la at March 28, 2007 06:53 AM

Ah, yes, the home intercom system . . . several of my friends in junior high had them in their houses (great for spying on siblings), and I have to admit, I was a little envious. The house I grew up in was small enough (and the walls thin enough) that there was no need for an intercom -- Mom just shouted from one end of the house and I could hear it crystal-clear in my room at the other end!

I think it's really cool that people left their initials on that circuit-board! I don't have a lot of opportunity to sign my work, unless you count putting my name on everything at my desk and lab bench, but that's more to discourage borrowers than to say "I made this 1M NaCl solution".

Posted by chris at March 28, 2007 07:31 AM

First off - thanks, Matty, for fixing the doorbell/front intercom. Also, maybe you shouldn't bring up your iPod music list. It might scare/laugh people off.

The initials on the circuit board are pretty kewl. I don't really recall ever having to sign my work or identify myself as the writer... until now. And everyone's against it. Different era, I guess.

Posted by Nanc at March 28, 2007 08:02 AM

In the late 1960's, we (my parents, and I was dragged along) were looking at new houses in College Station (we looked at houses for years, but never did buy). My favorite was a white French-provincial looking house with a crystal chandelier over the entryway and a INTERCOM SYSTEM at the front door. I thought that was the coolest. I still remember the house was $45,000--far out of our price range at the time. {sigh} (The adobe-style down the street was $36,000, but it didn't have an intercom system.)

Posted by Betty at March 28, 2007 08:58 AM

First, I need to commend you on your use of "natch", a word much discussed in our house.

Next, I need to ooooohhh and ahhh again over your fancy house with a fancy intercom. Maybe someday, I will see it...

To finally answer your question: no. I rarely sign my work, though it depends on what work you consider...I do put my name on my website and other websites for which I contribute. I also used to put my name in HTML code (for tech writing) to call my attention to something. Before launch, I could run a search for "Rachel" and be pretty assured that I wouldn't get any false positives, though, a few did manage to go live. oops.

Posted by Rachel at March 28, 2007 03:17 PM
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