One of the pieces I enjoyed seeing at Incubation was Jim Andrew‘s doodle-like morhping of a phone message left by Alan Sondheim for Randy Adams. Alan can’t log on to a site they’re using, and the desperation in his voice is familiar yet upset by the way Jim’s chopped it up. Randy’s journal for October 2003 calls this an example of sick language.

2 thoughts on “can’t log on

  1. Randy Adams

    Thanks for the mention, Jill.

    Here is the URL for This is Alan Sondheim Calling for Randy.



  2. Jill

    Oh! I hadn’t realised that I hadn’t put the URL in my post! Thanks, Randy!

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