Taking Julie for a Ride

From my friend Ann comes a link to this article in the New York Times about Amtrak’s new automated telephone system. I decided to take it out for a test drive. Here’s how it went [4.6MB WAV]. I was impressed, although things did go off the rails in the end when I tried to leave.


Steven Garrity's picture
Steven Garrity on November 24, 2004 - 19:57 Permalink

This was surprisingly entertaining. Oddly, I enjoyed listening to your tone of voice when talking to a robot even more than the robot.

Chris's picture
Chris on November 24, 2004 - 20:07 Permalink

Telus uses what sounds to be the same program. It seems to be slower than pressing the numbers.

Lisa Howard's picture
Lisa Howard on November 25, 2004 - 20:25 Permalink

Poor Julie. You were just toying with her.

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oliver on November 26, 2004 - 15:40 Permalink

Julie’s a whore. She told me she was my new credit card assistant, and I believed her.