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"...a lot of people find adventure on the Internet. That's their idea of being interactive. My idea of being interactive is going on out and doing it on the street."
- Harlan Ellison

Generate New Phone Number  
  A software program that creates a new phone number for each call.  

For those who don't want to be tracked, this is a great idea.

So I called people all over the country - interesting phone system he's got, by the way; it generates a new number for every call, and you can't call back or trace it.
From Press Enter, by John Varley.
Published by Davis Publications in 1984
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Compare to J.G. Ballard's free telephone call from The Subliminal Man (1963) and the pocket phone from Robert Heinlein's 1953 story Assignment in Eternity.

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