Saturday, August 29, 2009

Here Comes RoboCop

The Federal Trade Commission has instituted a ban on robocalls that takes effect on Tuesday.

I guess this is a good idea, but really, what's the big deal? Just put yourself on the Do Not Call list -- the greatest government program ever -- and you'll be free from all telemarketing calls, not just robocalls.

I suppose there might be people who don't mind telemarketing calls generally, but who hate robocalls. Maybe what we really need is a more flexible Do Not Call list, where users can choose more particularly what kind of calls they don't want to receive.

But boy, when it comes to telemarketing calls, I'm checking "all."

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