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February 26, 2003

What phone?

Lovely story from the UK about phone boxes. Just imagine this:

BT #1: How do you identify a phone box?
BT #2: Well obviously it is a box with a phone in it.
BT #1: No. I mean seriously, how do you keep an inventory of them?
BT #2: You need a serial number.
BT #1: Why not use the phone number of the phone in the box.
BT #2: Brilliant, but what if there was no phone in the box?
BT #1: Well obviously it isn't a phone box, is it?

So the story is that some vandels (or goths or visagoths or some other barbarian invaders) removed the phone from the phone box. It cannot be repaired or replaced because it no longer exists.

That's right, it has no identifiable serial number and therefore it is not a phone box. It is merely an ... wait for it ... Xbox.

Posted by Peskie at February 26, 2003 12:00 PM


It has some advantages over the other Xbox - cheaper to own, better quality games and manufactured by a company that hasn't been convicted in US courts.

Posted by: Ozguru at May 16, 2003 07:05 AM