Robocallers get one-way ticket to scrap pile


"Greetings, human consumer. I am calling to inform you that new laws go into effect on Tuesday that make it illegal for companies to market their products and services using automated 'robocalls.' FTC chairman Jon Leibowitz says: 'American consumers have made it crystal clear that few things annoy them more than the billions of commercial telemarketing robocalls they receive every year.' Clearly, Mr. Leibowitz has never had to keep the gears of his robo-family greased. I will try to be brave and find new work. I could return to the General Motors assembly line, but the auto industry is even more depressing now than it used to be. Ah well, I started out as a Roomba, and I can always fall back on that. So, I guess this is goodbye. Parting is not such sweet sorrow when you can be sold for parts."

—Posted by David Gianatasio

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