Anyone know if this story is true?

From: Brad Parker <>
Date: Sun Jan 18 11:43:30 2004

Anyone know if this story is true?

(story about bell labs experiment where handset cords are made shorter
and shorter and help desk calls are monitored to find 'knee' in help
call curve to use as optimal length of handset cords)

certainly a little off topic - if there is a better place/list someone can
suggest I'm all ears. (alt.bell-labs.stories? :-)

I'm pretty gullible, so I believed it the first time I read it. I ran
into it again recently at this URL...

Received on Sun Jan 18 2004 - 11:43:30 GMT

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